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 (ăp′ə-dl) also ap·o·dous (-dəs)
Having no limbs, feet, or footlike appendages.

[From Greek apous : a-, without; see a-1 + pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]
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(ˈæpədəl) or


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

also ap•o•dous


having no distinct feet or footlike members.
[1760–70; < Greek apod-, s. of ápous footless]
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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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