Definition of apodous in English:



  • Without feet or having only rudimentary feet.

    • ‘They present a region composed of apodous segments in the posterior portion, before the telson, called the growth zone, which develops new segments and new pairs of legs at every molt.’
    • ‘Should the two insects, however, hereafter prove to be equally apodous in the second stage, the character will become generically important.’
    • ‘The larva is apodous and feeds on the flower head, fruits, seeds, stem or roots.’
    • ‘The larvae are eruciform and apodous meaning they look like a caterpillar with no legs.’
    • ‘Firstly, all apodous squamates have ribs starting on or before the fourth vertebra.’


Early 19th century: from Greek apous, apod- footless (from a- without + pous, pod- foot) + -ous.