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n. pl. par·a·po·di·a (-dē-ə)
1. One of the fleshy paired appendages of polychaete annelids that function in locomotion and breathing.
2. A winglike extension of the foot of certain gastropods, such as the sea butterflies, used for swimming.

[New Latin : para- + Greek pous, pod-, foot; see podium.]
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n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
1. (Zoology) any of the paired unjointed lateral appendages of polychaete worms, used in locomotion, respiration, etc
2. (Zoology) any of various similar appendages of other invertebrates, esp certain molluscs
[New Latin: from para-1 + -podium]
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Noun1.parapodium - one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathingparapodium - one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
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a) Dorsal view, b) detail of dorsal view, c) dorsal view of prostomium and first four segments, GOL: globular ocular lobes, CMA: ceratophore of the median antenna, EL: elytrophores, d) neuropodium of segment 5, NB: neurosetae bidentate, NBwET: neurosetae bidentate with one extra tooth, e) parapodium from segment 5, PCGP: parapodium covered with globular papillae, CI: ventral cirrus, f) elytrum from segment 2, g) dorsal cirrus from segment 3.
It included physiotherapy, verticalization by NF-Walker and parapodium, KAFO-type leg brace, and seating shell.
When this nanoceria was cultured with BGC-803 cells, the results of SEM and TEM showed that the cells stretched out parapodium and the shape changed, accompanied by a large number of cilia breaking off.
As the cells were cultured, they began to adhere and stretch out the parapodium. Most of the adherent cells were fusiform fibroblasts with oval nuclei.
Neither chaeta nor parapodium is present in any segment, although clear dissepiments can be recognized.