Definition of coxopodite in English:

coxopodite

noun

Zoology
  • The segment nearest the body in the leg of an arthropod, especially a crustacean.

    • ‘The proximal articulation of the coxopodite with the body is indistinguishable.’
    • ‘Each maxillary appendage comprises a basal coxopodite with a ventral endite.’
    • ‘Segments 2-7 each bear a single undivided ventral sclerite or sternite and a pair of coxopodites.’
    • ‘The right coxopodite is acutely triangular in shape with the basal segment narrow and wholly lateral.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin coxa hip + Greek pous, pod- foot + -ite.

Pronunciation:

coxopodite

/kɒkˈsɒpədʌɪt/