protopoditic /preuh top'euh dit"ik/, adj.
/proh top"euh duyt'/, n. Zool.
the basal portion of a two-branched crustacean leg or other appendage.
Also, protopod /proh"teuh pod'/. Cf. endopodite, exopodite.
[1865-70; PROTO- + POD- + -ITE1]

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