parapodium

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Etymology[edit]

para- +‎ podium

Noun[edit]

parapodium (plural parapodia)

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  1. (zoology) Any of the paired unjointed lateral outgrowths used for locomotion by worms such as annelids.
  2. (zoology) A lateral expansion on both sides of the foot in some gastropods, often used as a swimming organ.