Definition of polypod in English:

polypod

adjective

Zoology
  • Having many feet or foot-like appendages, especially denoting a phase of insect larval development characterized by a segmented abdomen with rudimentary or functional appendages.

    ‘the general prevalence of this polypod condition’
    • ‘The polypod larvae, like the. caterpillars, have legs and pseudopods.’
    • ‘The insect embryo in its development passes from a protopod stage to what is termed a polypod form.’

Origin

Mid 18th century (as a noun denoting an animal having many feet): from French polypode many-footed, from Greek polupous, polupod-, from polu- many + pous, pod- foot.

Pronunciation:

polypod

/ˈpɒlɪpɒd/