tetrapod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tetrapod a vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tetrapod (Zoöl) An insect characterized by having but four perfect legs, as certain of the butterflies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tetrapod Four-footed; quadruped; specifically, having only four perfect legs, as certain butterflies; of or pertaining to the Tetrapoda.
    • n tetrapod A four-footed animal; a quadruped; specifically, a member of the Tetrapoda.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tetrapod tet′ra-pod an insect distinguished by having but four perfect legs
    • adj Tetrapod four-footed, with four legs—also Tetrap′odous
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. fourfooted; te`tra-see Tetra-) + , , foot

Usage

In literature:

It is not of the essence of the vertebrate type to be tetrapodal.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
There is only one row of carpals present (the proximal row of other tetrapods).
"A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas" by Theodore H. Eaton
The tetrapod reptiles of Ceylon.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
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In news:

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Now scientists find that an African lungfish (Protopterus annectens) can lift its body clear off the floor and propel itself forward using scrawny "limbs," abilities previously thought to have originated in early tetrapods.
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Revision of D5251 - 05 Standard Practice for the Operation of the Tetrapod Walker Drum Tester.
Kptm.com High Brightness Tetrapod Quantum Dots Developed .
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In science:

Suppose L is a tropical line, not a tetrapod.
Six combinatorial clases of maximal convex tropical polyhedra
Then the type of the tropical line Lij is either [ik , j l] or [il, jk ] or else Lij is a tetrapod (easy to remember: i and j are separated by the comma, unless Lij has just one vertex).
Six combinatorial clases of maximal convex tropical polyhedra
Clearly, M ≤ a+ + b+ and L(p, q) is a tetrapod if and only if M = a+ + b+ or, equivalently, ab ≤ 0.
Six combinatorial clases of maximal convex tropical polyhedra
Of course, j i = ij if and only if Lij is a tetrapod.
Six combinatorial clases of maximal convex tropical polyhedra
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