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Meaning of PARAPODIUM

Pronunciation:  `paru'powdeeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing
 

PARAPODIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: appendage, extremity, member

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`a*po"di*um\, n.; pl. {Parapodia}. [NL., fr. Gr.
? beside + ?, dim. of ? foot.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; -- called also
{foot tubercle}.

Note: They may serve for locomotion, respiration, and
      sensation, and often contain spines or set[ae]. When
      well developed, a dorsal part, or notopodium, and a
      ventral part, or neuropodium, are distinguished.

 

 

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