metapodium


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metapodium

[¦med·ə′pō·dē·əm]
(anatomy)
The metatarsus in bipeds.
The metatarsus and metacarpus in quadrupeds.
(invertebrate zoology)
Posterior portion of the foot of a mollusk.
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appearance of eyes and propodium, enlarged metapodium, and extensive retraction of the mantle fold) (Table 1; Fig.
46 at the end of metapodium and formation of operculum 21 Appearance of cilia on foot 24.
The B-type is of smooth muscle fiber type that is mostly found in the metapodium, and functions to maintain greater tension.