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  • noun Plural form of gonopod.


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  • But these appendages, called gonopods, don't develop when the animal is an embryo, instead appearing during a molt later in life.

    Ars Technica John Timmer 2011

  • This new genus was confirmed by analysis of the eighth pair of legs (or gonopods) on the male specimens.

    Archive 2007-03-01 2007

  • Now, researchers have finally figured out how the gonopods form: two of the animal's legs retract and degenerate, and the rudiments undergo what's somewhat like a second bit of embryonic development, forming the gonopods.

    Ars Technica John Timmer 2011


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