Definition of polypod in English:

polypod

adjective

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

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

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

/ˈpäləˌpäd/