apodal


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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.]

apodal

(ˈæpədəl) or

apodous

adj
(Zoology) (of snakes, eels, etc) without feet; having no obvious hind limbs or pelvic fins
[C18: from Greek apous from a-1 + pous foot]

ap•o•dal

(ˈæp ə dl)

also ap•o•dous

(-dəs)

adj.
having no distinct feet or footlike members.
[1760–70; < Greek apod-, s. of ápous footless]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apodal - (of snakes and eels) naturally footlessapodal - (of snakes and eels) naturally footless; "eels are apodal"
footless - having no feet or analogous appendages
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