- The definition of a podite is a segment of the leg of an arthropod.
An example of a podite is the leg of a crab or a spider.
podite definition by Webster's New World
- an arthropod appendage
- a clearly defined segment of such an appendage
Origin: ; from -pod plush -ite
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- poditic adjective
podite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A segment of the limb of an arthropod.
Origin: Greek pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots + -ite1.
- po·ditˈic adjective