1. noun
a) Any vertebrate with four limbs.
b) Any vertebrate (such as birds or snakes) that have evolved from early tetrapods; especially all members of the superclass Tetrapoda
Having four limbs or feet

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  • Tetrapod — Tet ra*pod, n. [Gr. ? fourfooted; te tra (see {Tetra }) + ?, ?, foot.] (Zo[ o]l.) An insect characterized by having but four perfect legs, as certain of the butterflies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tetrapod — 1826, from Mod.L. tetrapodus, from Gk. tetrapous, from tetra (see TETRA (Cf. tetra )) + pous (see FOOT (Cf. foot)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tetrapod — tȅtrapōd m <N mn tȅtrapōdi> DEFINICIJA zool. životinja koja se kreće na četiri noge; četveronožac ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. tetrapodus ← grč. tetrápous ≃ tetra + pod …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • tetrapod — ► NOUN 1) Zoology an animal of a group which includes all vertebrates apart from fishes. 2) an object or structure with four feet, legs, or supports. ORIGIN from Greek tetrapous four footed …   English terms dictionary

  • tetrapod — [te′trə päd΄] n. [ TETRA + POD] any vertebrate having four legs or limbs, including the mammals, birds, and reptiles …   English World dictionary

  • Tetrapod — Taxobox name = Tetrapods fossil range = Late Devonian to Recent image width = 200px image caption = A Fire Salamander. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata superclassis = Tetrapoda superclassis authority = Broili, 1913… …   Wikipedia

  • tetrapod — TETRAPÓD1, tetrapoduri, s.n. Piedestal cu patru picioare, pe care se aşază evanghelia sau diferite obiecte de cult. – Din ngr. tetrápodos. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  TETRAPÓD2, Ă, tetrapozi, de, adj. (Despre animale;… …   Dicționar Român

  • tetrapod — /te treuh pod /, n. 1. any vertebrate having four limbs or, as in the snake and whale, having had four limbed ancestors. 2. an object, as a caltrop, having four projections radiating from one central node, with each forming an angle of 120° with… …   Universalium

  • tetrapod — noun Etymology: New Latin tetrapodus, from Greek tetrapod , tetrapous four footed, from tetra + pod , pous foot more at foot Date: circa 1891 a vertebrate (as an amphibian, a bird, or a mammal) with two pairs of limbs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Tetrapod — Das Wort Tetrapod bezeichnet: in der Biologie das Taxon der Landwirbeltiere (Tetrapoda) Küstenschutzbauwerke, siehe Tetrapode Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tetrapod — noun 1》 Zoology an animal of a group (superclass Tetrapoda) which includes all vertebrates apart from fishes. 2》 an object with four feet, legs, or supports. Origin C19: from mod. L. tetrapodus, from Gk tetrapous, tetrapod four footed …   English new terms dictionary

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