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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parapodium \Par`a*po"di*um\, n.; pl. Parapodia. [NL., fr. Gr. para` beside + ?, dim. of ? foot.] (Zool.) One of the lateral appendages of an annelid; -- called also foot tubercle. [1913 Webster] Note: They may serve for locomotion, respiration, and sensation, and often contain spines or set[ae]. When well developed, a dorsal part, or notopodium, and a ventral part, or neuropodium, are distinguished. [1913 Webster]