Definition of Parapodium

1. Noun. One of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing.

Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member



Definition of Parapodium

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

Definition of Parapodium

1. Noun. (zoology) Paired unjointed lateral outgrowths used for locomotion by worms such as annelids. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parapodium

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Medical Definition of Parapodium

1. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Beside +, dim. Of foot. One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; called also foot tubercle. They may serve for locomotion, respiration, and sensation, and often contain spines or setae. When well developed, a dorsal part, or notopodium, and a ventral part, or neuropodium, are distinguished. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parapodium

paraplastic
paraplectic
paraplegia
paraplegia dolorosa
paraplegia in extension
paraplegia in flexion
paraplegias
paraplegic
paraplegics
paraplegin
paraplegy
parapleura
parapleurae
parapodia
parapodial
parapodium (current term)
parapolice
parapophysis
parapositronium
parapox
parapoxvirus
parapraxes
parapraxia
parapraxis
paraproctitis
paraproctium
paraprofessional
paraprofessionals
paraprosdokian
paraprosdokians

Literary usage of Parapodium

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1. The Apodida: A Morphological Study by Henry Meyners Bernard (1892)
"A comparison of a limb of Apus with an Anne- lidan parapodium such as is shown in ... Diagram to compare an Annelid parapodium (A)1 with a limb of Apus (. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1905)
"The first distinct parapodium is on the somite following the peris- ... They begin abruptly on the fourth parapodium, and the first is about three-fifths as ..."

3. The Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales by Linnean Society of New South Wales (1886)
"Compound seta of the same, x 210. PLATE LI. 1.—parapodium of Syllia ... parapodium of the same. 8.—Compound seta. PLATE LII. "ig. 1. ..."

4. Polychaet Larvae by F. H. Gravely (1909)
"... A.—First parapodium of the left side of the above larva. ... A.—Left parapodium of one of the 4th-6th segments of the above larva. X 80 (diagrammatic*). ..."

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