Definition for AP'ODE

AP'ODE, n. [Gr. α privative and πους, ποδος, foot.]

An animal that has no feet, applied to certain fabulous fowls, which are said to have no legs, and also to some birds that have very short legs. In zoology, the Apodes are an order of fishes, which have no ventral fins; the first order in Linnæus's system. – Encyc.

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