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

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. [1913 Webster]


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