apodous


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ap·o·dal

 (ăp′ə-dl) also ap·o·dous (-dəs)
adj.
Having no limbs, feet, or footlike appendages.

[From Greek apous : a-, without; see a-1 + pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
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Adj.1.apodous - (of snakes and eels) naturally footlessapodous - (of snakes and eels) naturally footless; "eels are apodal"
footless - having no feet or analogous appendages
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