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or -pode
Foot; footlike part: pleopod.

[From New Latin -podium (from Greek podion; see podium) and from New Latin -poda, -footed, neuter pl. of -pūs (from Greek -pous, from pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots).]




n combining form
indicating a certain type or number of feet: arthropod; tripod.
[from Greek -podos footed, from pous foot]



n., v. pod•ded, pod•ding. n.
1. an elongated seed vessel that splits easily along the sides at maturity, as that of the pea or bean.
2. an insect egg case.
3. a streamlined enclosure, housing, or detachable container, esp. on an aircraft or other vehicle.
4. to produce pods.
5. to swell out like a pod.
[1680–90; appar. back formation from podder,podware, alter. of codware bagged vegetables =cod husk, bag (compare Old English codd bag and Old Norse koddi pillow, scrotum) + -ware crops, vegetables]
pod′like`, adj.



a small herd or school, esp. of seals or whales.
[1825–35, Amer.; perhaps identical with pod1]



the straight groove or channel in the body of certain augers or bits.
[1565–75; orig. uncertain; perhaps continuing Old English pād covering, cloak, the socket being thought of as something that conceals (though the phonology is irregular)]


a combining form meaning “foot”: podiatry.
Also, esp. before a consonant,podo-.
[comb. form representing Greek poús (genitive podós) foot]


a combining form meaning “one having a foot” of the kind or number specified by the initial element; often corresponding to New Latin class names ending in -poda, with -pod used in English to name a single member of such a class: cephalopod. Compare -ped.
[< New Latin < Greek -pod-, s. of -pous, adj. derivative of poús foot]


port of debarkation.


1. pay on delivery.
2. Post Office Department.


A suffix meaning "foot." It is used in the scientific names of the members of many groups of organisms, such as arthropod, an organism having "jointed feet," and sauropod, a dinosaur having "lizard feet."