parapodium definition

  • noun:
    • one of several fleshy paired appendages of polychete annelids that work in locomotion and breathing.
    • Paired unjointed lateral outgrowths used for locomotion by worms particularly annelids.
    • one of many lateral appendages of an annelid; -- labeled as additionally base tubercle.
    • among unjointed lateral locomotor procedures or number of foot-stumps, foot-tubercles, or rudimentary limbs of several worms, as annelids.
    • [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of hymenopterous bugs for the family Crabronidæ, erected by Taschenberg in 1869 for a single species from Venezuela.
    • In gastropods, a fin-like development of the base; an epipodium.
    • among a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing

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