n.1.(Zool.) The fourth joint of a typical appendage of Crustacea.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Podites are here given numbers from 1 (the most distal) to 6, which correspond to the scientific terms of dactylopodite, propodite, carpopodite, meropodite, ischiopodite, and basipodite, respectively.
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