nectopod

nectopod
/nek"teuh pod'/, n.
(in certain mollusks) an appendage modified for swimming.
[1895-1900; < Gk nektó(s) swimming (equiv. to néch(ein) to swim + -tos deverbal adj. suffix, with cht > kt) + -POD]

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