Definition of propodial in English:

propodial

adjective

Zoology
  • 1Designating a bone of the proximal or upper segment of the limb of a tetrapod (especially a reptile or amphibian); of or relating to the propodium of a tetrapod.

  • 2Of or relating to the propodium of a mollusc.

noun

Zoology
  • A propodial bone.

Origin

Late 19th century. From pro- + -podial. Compare mesopodial. With use as noun compare later propodium, and also slightly later mesopodial.

Pronunciation

propodial

/prə(ʊ)ˈpəʊdɪəl/