dactylopod(ite)
n. [Gr. daktylos, finger; pous, foot]
(ARTHROPODA)
1. The terminal segment of a generalized leg or appendage usually claw-like; the pretarsus.
2. For Crustacea see dactyl.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • pretarsus — n. [L. prae, before; Gr. tarsos, flat of the foot] 1. (ARTHROPODA) The terminal segment of the leg of various arthropods, usually consisting of the lateral claws (ungues), and one or more pad like structures; dactyl; dactylopod(ite). 2.… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • dactyl — Article 7 of pereopod (article six of cheliped) [Holdich and Jones, 1983]. Diastalmost segment of limb. (Syn. dactylopod(ite)) [Moore and McCormick, 1969]. Distalmost segment of usually 7 segmented appendage; smaller, mesially situated, and… …   Crustacea glossary

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