from The Century Dictionary.
- Credner' s name for all vertebrates save fishes, since they have, as a rule, four well-defined limbs.
- In entomology, a division of butterflies having the first pair of legs more or less reduced and folded, not fitted for walking.
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The same course of interpretation as formerly is followed by our translators, Acts x. 12, rendering panta ta tetrapoda, (literally, “all beasts or four-footed creatures,”) “all manner of beasts,” or beasts of sundry several sorts.
Thus the scapula, which is the pleurapophysis of the occipital vertebra, is vertical on its first appearance in the embryo of tetrapoda, and lies close up to the head