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Notopodium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Notopodium (Zoöl) The dorsal lobe or branch of a parapodium. See Parapodium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • notopodium One of the series of dorsal divisions of the parapodia of an annelid; a dorsal oar. The double foot-stumps in a double row along the sides of many worms are the parapodia; and these are divided into an upper or notopodial and a lower or neuropodial series, also called the dorsal and ventral oars respectively. See parapodium.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Notopodium nō-tō-pō′di-um the dorsal or upper part of the parapodium of an annelid, a dorsal oar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. nw^ton the back + poy`s podo`s, the foot
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. nōtos, the back, pous, podos, the foot.