Definition of endopodite in English:

endopodite

(also endopod)

noun

Zoology
  • The inner branch of the biramous limb or appendage of a crustacean.

    Compare with exopodite, protopodite
    • ‘Some endites of the endopod expose one spine, some have two and a few others three or even more.’
    • ‘In some crustacean groups appendages have large, flattened exopods, endopods, epipodites and endites.’
    • ‘Many specimens have been dissected, and it has been found that the endopodites of the female fifth legs show a variation from 1–3 segments, bearing from 0–4 spines’
    • ‘While the endopod is 5-segmented and long.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from endo- ‘within’ + Greek pous, pod- foot + -ite.

Pronunciation:

endopodite

/ɛnˈdɒpədʌɪt/