Monopode - definition of monopode by The Free Dictionary
1. (Non-European Myth & Legend) a member of a legendary one-legged race of Africa
[C19: from Late Latin monopodius]
mon•o•pode (ˈmɒn əˌpoʊd)
1. having one foot. n.
2. a creature having one foot.
3. (sometimes cap.) one of a fabled race of people having only one foot.
[1810–20; < Late Latin monopodius
one-footed < Greek monopod-,
s. of monópous (see mono
) + Latin -ius
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