Definition of empodium in English:

empodium

noun

Entomology Zoology
  • In the feet of flies and certain other arthropods: a structure in the form of a bristle or pad located between the tarsal claws.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Shuckard (?1803–1868), entomologist. From scientific Latin empodium from classical Latin em- + scientific Latin -podium.

Pronunciation

empodium

/ɛmˈpəʊdɪəm/