n.; pl. -dia [Gr. para, beside; pous, foot]
1. (ANNELIDA: Polychaeta)
Paired lateral, fleshy, paddle-like appendages that bear one or more cirri; usually consisting of two main divisions, the notopodium and the neuropodium.
2. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
adj. In Opisthobranchia, a lobelike extension of the creeping sole; a fin. b. In Apysiidae, arising from the middle of the body. c. In Pteropoda, located anteriorly; functioning as oars.

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