Definition of protopodite in English:

protopodite

(also protopod)

noun

Zoology
  • The basal segments of the biramous limb or appendage of a crustacean.

    Compare with endopodite, exopodite
    • ‘Crustacean biramous appendages have a basal or first portion referred to as the protopod.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from proto- ‘early, original’ + Greek pous, pod- ‘foot’ + -ite.

Pronunciation

protopodite

/prəˈtäpəˌdīt/