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n.1.(Zool.) The sixth joint of a typical leg of a crustacean; usually, the penultimate joint.
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Opposable margin of propodite without pilosity, bearing 11 to 18 teeth; dactyl moving sub horizontally, opposable margin bearing nine to 15 teeth.
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.
This was based upon the microscopic observation of the integumental morphogenesis of the dactylopodite and the propodite from a freshly cut pereiopod.