Apod Ap"od, Apodal Ap"o*dal, a. [See {Apod}, n.] 1. Without feet; footless. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Destitute of the ventral fin, as the eels. [1913 Webster]

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  • apodal — (adj.) 1769, from Gk. apous (from apod footless, from a , privative prefix, see A (Cf. a ) (3), + pous foot; see FOOT (Cf. foot)) + AL (Cf. al) …   Etymology dictionary

  • apodal — [ap′ədəsap′ə dəl] adj. [< Gr apous (gen. apodos), footless < a , without + pous, FOOT + AL] Zool. 1. lacking feet or legs, as snakes 2. lacking ventral fins: Also apodous [ap′ədəs] …   English World dictionary

  • apodal — adj. 1 without (or with undeveloped) feet. 2 (of fish) without ventral fins. Etymology: apod apodal creature f. Gk apous footless f. a not + pous podos foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • apodal — adj. [Gr. a, without; pous, foot] Lacking feet or legs; apodous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • apodal — /ap euh dl/, adj. Zool. 1. having no distinct feet or footlike members. 2. belonging or pertaining to the orders Apoda and Apodes, comprising various groups of animals without limbs. Also, apodous. [1760 70; < Gk apod , s. of ápous footless (see… …   Universalium

  • apodal — adjective without feet or foot like body parts; legless …   Wiktionary

  • apodal — Relating to apodia. SYN: apodous. [G. a priv. + pous, foot] * * * ap·o·dal ap əd əl or ap·o·dous əd əs adj having no feet * * * apo·dal (ə poґdəl) having no feet; see also symmelia …   Medical dictionary

  • apodal — n. absence of legs, absence of abdominal flippers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apodal — ap·o·dal …   English syllables

  • apodal — ap•o•dal [[t]ˈæp ə dl[/t]] also ap•o•dous [[t] dəs[/t]] adj. zool. having no distinct feet or footlike members • Etymology: 1760–70; < Gk apod , s. of ápous footless …   From formal English to slang

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