Definition of propodium in US English:

propodium

noun

Zoology
  • 1The anterior lobe of the foot in some molluscs, especially gastropods.

  • 2A bone of the proximal or upper segment of the limb of a tetrapod (especially a reptile or amphibian), i.e. the humerus or femur; this segment of the limb.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Huxley (1825–1895), biologist and science educationist. From pro- + -podium.

Pronunciation

propodium

/prəʊˈpəʊdɪəm/