from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no limbs, feet, or footlike appendages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. without feet or foot-like body parts; legless

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no feet, or supposed to have none; footless: applied specifically in zoology to members of the several groups called Apoda or Apodes, especially to the fishes so called.
  • n. An amphibian of the order Apoda; a cæcilian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of snakes and eels) naturally footless


From Greek apous : a-, without; see a-1 + pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek ἀ- (a-) + ποδός (podos), genitive of πούς (pous, "foot") with the suffix -al. (Wiktionary)



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