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Definition of the noun tetrapod
What does tetrapod mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: tetrapods
- a vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- more generic words: craniate / vertebrate = animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
- more specific word: quadruped = an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
Alternative definition of the noun tetrapod
- Any vertebrate with four limbs.
- Any vertebrate (such as birds or snakes) that have evolved from early tetrapods; especially all members of the superclass Tetrapoda
- Concrete structures with 'arms' used to arrest wave energy along the shore in sea defence projects.
Definition of the adjective tetrapod
What does tetrapod mean as an attribute of a noun?
- Having four limbs or feet
- synonym: tetrapous
Tetrapod: In coastal engineering, a tetrapod is a tetraeder-shaped concrete structure used as armour unit on breakwaters. A tetrapod's shape is designed to dissipate the force of incoming waves by allowing water to flow around rather than against it, and to reduce displacement by allowing a random distribution of tetrapods to mutually interlock.
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The first tetrapod is the ancestor of all tetrapods, including amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. The tetrapod ancestor was a descendant of the original vertebrate ancestor, but is not an ancestor of any fish. The vertebrate clade therefore ...
The Inverted Bowl (2010)
Introductory Accounts of the Universe and Its Life by George H. A. Cole
Tetrapod is a vertebrate that has got four limbs with digits but no fins. The Galaxy is that particular galaxy which contains our Solar System. This lies some 25,000 ly from the centre and takes part in the general galactic rotation completing one ...
Evolution's Witness (2012)
How Eyes Evolved by Ivan R. Schwab
Near the tetrapod is an ancient scorpion-like creature, and to the right of the scorpion is a myriapod species—millipedes and centipedes. The green fish in the middle of the image at the water's edge trying to come ashore is the artist's rendition ...
by Christopher Stevens
A tetrapolis is a region containing four cities, each ruled by a tetrarch; a tetraglot speaks four languages; a tetralogy is a set of four plays, three tragic and the last a satire; a tetrapod is an animal with four feet (unlike a tripod, which is a camera ...
Exploring Our Human Ancestry by Patricia C. Rice, Norah Moloney
Taxonomically, a tetrapod is any fourlimbed animal with digits on the end of the limbs, so the group includes all amphibians, reptiles, and mammals as well as the lobefinned fish. (Tetrapods also have two eyes and one backbone, though they ...
A Treatise on Economics by Byron Fisher
The fishlike animals that developed limbs with digits are known as tetrapods.21 A tetrapod is any vertebrate animal that has four legs or any vertebrate animal that is a descendant of an animal with four legs. Tetrapods, over the course of a 350 ...
The Evolutionists (2002)
The Struggle for Darwin's Soul by Richard Morris
correspondence is seen in all tetrapods, including birds, amphibians, and reptiles (a tetrapod is an animal with four limbs; a horse is a tetrapod, and so is a bird, which has two legs and two wings). The same bones are seen in the leg of a ...
by Roger Reid
Tetrapod is a broad term for four-footed vertebrates. We think the tetrapods at this site were salamander-like creatures, and if you look at these tracks, you see they' re all going in the same direction. This could be evidence for herding.” “Like a ...
by John S. Scott
Concrete tetrapod weighing 1 5 tons. Titan crane setting 3O-ton blocks in breakwater of coursed blockwork. testing in damp sand for the whole of this period except the first day, during which it is in the mould. Ordinarily a 7 day cube has two ...
Dictionary of Zoology (1999)
by Sudhir Pradhan
ILIAC ARTERIES Blood-vessels, leading from the dorsal aorta to the hindlimbs, of a tetrapod vertebrate. ILIAC PROCESS A process corresponding in position to the ilium but not forming a separate skeletal unit, as on the pelvic girdle of a fish.
by Kitty Blount, Maggie Crowley
Tetrapod skulls Internasal bones ABSENT INTERNASAL BONES Temnospondyls and higher tetrapods are united by the absence of the internasal bones. The factors that caused these bones to be lost remain unknown. It may be that they ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
see tetrapod.] In entom., a division of butterflies having the first pair of legs more or less reduced and folded, not fitted for walking.
A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World
tetrapod=(E.) four- foot-ed.] In India, a pallet-bed ; the common portable bedstead of the natives, adopted by Europeans. It consists of a light frame with four legs, the support for the ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
Four as a prefix—tetra Four crotchets—semibreve Fourhundredyearold book— King James Bible Fourhundredth anniversary—quadricentennial, quarter centenary Four inches—hand Fourlegged animal—quadruped, tetrapod Fourlined ...
Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1997)
by Philip J. Currie, Kevin Padian
Continental Tetrapod Evolution The faunal succession during the Triassic (Fig. 2) suggests, for Gondwanaland and Laurasia, that there was a substantial mass extinction event during the second half of the Carnian Stage, perhaps 225 Ma ago ...
tetrapod=(E.) four-foot-ed.] India, a pallet-bed; the common portable bedstead of the natives, adopted by Europeans. It consists of a light frame with four legs, the support for the mattress ...
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Tetrapod trackway, These footprints are 385 million years old! It is the oldest in situ tetrapod trackway in the world apparently. These prints represent the passage of tetrapods (primitive four legged vertebrates (Devonian Period)) across the soft sediment of a large river floodplain. These were discovered in the early 1990s.
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Video shows what tetrapod means. Any vertebrate with four limbs.. Any vertebrate (such as birds or snakes) that have evolved from early tetrapods, especially all ...
Scrabble value of T1E1T1R1A1P3O1D2
The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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