One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Anatomy and Zoology. Originally: the metatarsus. Later also: the metatarsus or metacarpus; (occasionally) a metapodial bone.
2Zoology. The posterior lobe of the foot in certain molluscs.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robley Dunglison (1798–1869), physician and medical writer. From meta- + -podium, after post-classical Latin metapedium, with substitution of ancient Greek ποδ-, πούς for classical Latin ped-, pēs.
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