gonopod
n. [Gr. gone, that which produces seed; pous, foot]
(ARTHROPODA)
The appendages serving as genital segments, or associated segments modified for reproductive purposes, i.e., chelicera, palp, leg, pleopod.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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