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.’
- ‘The right coxopodite is acutely triangular in shape with the basal segment narrow and wholly lateral.’
- ‘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.’
Late 19th century: from Latin coxa hip + Greek pous, pod- foot + -ite.