from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the fleshy paired appendages of polychete annelids that function in locomotion and breathing.

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  • n. Paired unjointed lateral outgrowths used for locomotion by worms such as annelids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; -- called also foot tubercle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the unjointed lateral locomotor processes or series of foot-stumps, foot-tubercles, or rudimentary limbs of many worms, as annelids.
  • n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of hymenopterous insects of the family Crabronidæ, erected by Taschenberg in 1869 for a single species from Venezuela.
  • n. In gastropods, a fin-like expansion of the foot; an epipodium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing


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From the Greek: para, beyond or beside + podia, feet



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