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Meaning of "tetrapod" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TETRAPOD

tetrapod  [ˈtɛtrəˌpɒd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TETRAPOD

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Tetrapod is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TETRAPOD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tetrapod

Tetrapod

The superclass Tetrapoda, or the tetrapods, comprises the first four-limbed vertebrates and their descendants, including the living and extinct amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The tetrapods evolved from the lobe-finned fishes about 395 million years ago in the Devonian Period. The specific aquatic ancestors of the tetrapods, and the process by which land colonization occurred, remain unclear, and are areas of active research and debate among palaeontologists at present. While most species today are terrestrial, little evidence supports the idea that any of the earliest tetrapods could move about on land, as their limbs could not have held their midsections off the ground and the known trackways do not indicate they dragged their bellies around. Presumably, the tracks were made by animals walking along the bottom of shallow bodies of water. Amphibians today generally remain semiaquatic, living the first stage of their lives as fish-like tadpoles. Several groups of tetrapods, such as the snakes and cetaceans, have lost some or all of their limbs.

Definition of tetrapod in the English dictionary

The first definition of tetrapod in the dictionary is any vertebrate that has four limbs. Other definition of tetrapod is Also called: caltrop. a device consisting of four arms radiating from a central point, each at about 109° to the others, so that regardless of its position on a surface, three arms form a supporting tripod and the fourth is vertical. Tetrapod is also a very large cast concrete structure of a similar shape piled in large numbers round breakwaters and sea defence systems to dissipate the energy of the waves.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TETRAPOD


arthropod
ˈɑːθrəˌpɒd
brachiopod
ˈbreɪkɪəˌpɒd
cephalopod
ˈsɛfələˌpɒd
chaetopod
ˈkiːtəˌpɒd
chenopod
ˈkiːnəˌpɒd
decapod
ˈdɛkəˌpɒd
gasteropod
ˈɡæstərəˌpɒd
gastropod
ˈɡæstrəˌpɒd
heteropod
ˈhɛtərəˌpɒd
hexapod
ˈhɛksəˌpɒd
lycopod
ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd
myriapod
ˈmɪrɪəˌpɒd
octopod
ˈɒktəˌpɒd
ornithopod
ˈɔːnɪθəˌpɒd
orthopod
ˈɔːθəˌpɒd
pauropod
ˈpɔːrəˌpɒd
prosauropod
prəʊˈsɔːrəˌpɒd
pteropod
ˈtɛrəˌpɒd
sauropod
ˈsɔːrəˌpɒd
stomatopod
ˈstɒmətəˌpɒd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TETRAPOD

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tetramorphic
tetrandrian
tetrandrous
tetrapla
tetraplegia
tetraplegic
tetraploid
tetraploidy
tetrapodic
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tetrapolis
tetrapolitan
tetrapteran
tetrapterous
tetraptote
tetrapyrrole

WORDS THAT END LIKE TETRAPOD

amphipod
apod
bipod
copepod
isopod
macropod
monkeypod
peapod
pod
pseudopod
satinpod
schizopod
seed pod
spod
steganopod
theropod
tripod
unipod
uropod
vanilla pod

Synonyms and antonyms of tetrapod in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «tetrapod» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TETRAPOD

Find out the translation of tetrapod to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tetrapod from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tetrapod» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

四足动物
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tetrápodo
570 millions of speakers

English

tetrapod
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tetrapod
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رباعي الأرجل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тетрапод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tetrápode
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেট্রাপোড
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tétrapode
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tetrapod
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vierfüßer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

テトラポッド
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사족
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tetrapod
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tetrapod
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tetrapod
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चवळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tetrapod
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tetrapod
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tetrapod
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тетрапод
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tetrapod
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τετράποδων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tetrapod
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tetrapod
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tetrapod
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tetrapod

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TETRAPOD»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tetrapod

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TETRAPOD»

Discover the use of tetrapod in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tetrapod and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Feeding: Form, Function and Evolution in Tetrapod Vertebrates
Feeding is a detailed survey of the varied ways that land vertebrates acquire food. The functional anatomy and the control of complex and dynamic structural components are recurrent themes of this volume.
Kurt Schwenk, 2000
2
Tetrapod Zoology: Book one
B logging has revolutionised the way we communicate our interests and spread news. This book is a compilation of various articles from the blog, Tetrapod Zoology(currently hosted at www.scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology).
Darren Naish, 2010
3
Achanthostega Gunnari, a Devonian Tetrapod from Greenland; ...
Acanthostega gunnari, a Devonian tetrapod from Greenland; the snout, palate and ventral parts of the braincase, with a discussion of their significance J. A. CLACK Clack, J. A. 1994. Acanthostega gunnari, a Devonian tetrapod from Greenland ...
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A New Amphibious Tetrapod from the Greenlandic Eotriassic
Comparison of Aquiloniferus with other tetrapod genera of Triassic age Benthosuchus (figs 8C, 9C) - This amphibious tetrapod differs from Aquiloniferus in having a more slender and deeper skull and in being much more slender- snouted; the ...
5
The Evolution and Development of the Tetrapod Limb
Thomas J. Sanger. by heterochronic developmental shifts. Endochondral ossification, ancestrally, does not begin until after hatching/birth, beginning just before skeletal maturity in ranid frogs, after several months of growth in some lizards, and ...
Thomas J. Sanger, 2008
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Fins into Limbs: Evolution, Development, and Transformation
phylogenetic debate: the interrelationships of sarcoptery- gians as a whole, the composition of the tetrapod stem group, and the phylogenetic location and basal branching pattern of the tetrapod crown group. The crown group hypothesis ...
Brian K. Hall, 2008
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Gaining Ground: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods
Laurussia, 104; Gephyrostegus from, 352; Late Carboniferous marine–freshwater localities in, 326; Mississippian and Pennsylvanian periods in, 261–262; seymouriamorphs from, 355; Westphalian and Stephanian tetrapod localities in, 326 ...
Jennifer A. Clack, 2012
8
Devonian Events and Correlations
322 and fig. 14) suggest the occurrence of a 'second tetrapod genus' in Ketleri, together with Ventastega, on the basis of a mandibular fragment. We propose that this conclusion must be considered with caution until more material is collected.
R. T. Becker, W. T. Kirchgasser, 2007
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Evolution!: Facts and Fallacies
Structures intermediate between fish fins and tetrapod limbs are present in both of the two types of living lobc-finned fish, the lungfish and the coelacanth. Most living fish — such as a goldfish, for example — have fins supported by very fine ...
J. William Schopf, 1999
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Biology: A Functional Approach
(For this reason a cantilever bridge is also known as a bracket bridge.) The importance of this to a tetrapod is that the vertebral column in the neck can support a heavy head without collapsing. Although certain details of D'Arcy Thompson's ...
M. B. V. Roberts, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TETRAPOD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tetrapod is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Fine First Finding of Darevskia
Tetrapod Zoology .... dinosaurs and pterosaurs but has an avid interest in all things tetrapod. ... He has been blogging at Tetrapod Zoology since 2006. «Scientific American, Mar 15»
2
360-million-year-old tetrapod may have looked similar to a crocodile
'Because early tetrapods skulls are often "pancaked" during the fossilization process, these animals are usually reconstructed having very flat heads,' said Dr ... «Daily Mail, Mar 15»
3
Meet the Scaly-Tail Gliders
Another reminder that 'strange bedfellows' are all over the place in tetrapod phylogeny. Tell me about the fossil anomalures already! So, what about those fossil ... «Scientific American, Mar 15»
4
Today marks NINE YEARS of Tetrapod Zoology
Yet again, it's January 21st and, yet again, Tetrapod Zoology is another year old. As of today, Tet Zoo has been going for nine years. I've discovered that children ... «Scientific American, Jan 15»
5
Poker star Phil Gordon's new startup Tetrapod raises $2.35M in …
Gordon, a startup veteran and computer scientist, is the CEO of Tetrapod. He's a familiar character in the world of professional poker — an accomplished ... «GeekWire, Dec 14»
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The 300th article at Tet Zoo ver 3 is very weird
This is going to be an unusual article for a blog called 'Tetrapod Zoology'. ... The acanthodian and non-tetrapod sarcopterygian sections are in a state of infancy, ... «Scientific American, Dec 14»
7
Neat news from the TetZoo-sphere
They all concern fascinating discoveries or insights into unusual aspects of tetrapod behaviour. We'll start with my current obsession: the short bit of underwater ... «Scientific American, Sep 14»
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3D Tetrapod Quantum Dots Outperform
"The Tetrapod Quantum Dot offers many advantages for display and solar-cell manufactures, which is why we originally licensed their design from Rice ... «EE Times, Jul 14»
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Quantum Materials Secures Funding to Initiate Expanded Tetrapod
Quantum Materials Corporation develops and manufactures Tetrapod Quantum Dots for use in medical, display, solar energy and lighting applications through ... «PR Newswire, Feb 14»
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Unique University - Industry Partnership to Spur Tetrapod Quantum …
Colloidal Tetrapod QD are tetrahedrally symmetric nanocrystals with wurtzite arms exhibiting bright and narrow emission, uniquely capable of dual emissions ... «PR Newswire, Oct 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tetrapod [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tetrapod>. Feb 2020 ».
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