2. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or composing, the layer of tissue, made up of laminæ, beneath a horse's hoof.
(||Pod`o*phyl"lum) n. [NL., fr. Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot + leaf.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of herbs of the Barberry family, having large palmately lobed peltate leaves and solitary
flower. There are two species, the American Podohyllum peltatum, or May apple, the Himalayan P.
2. (Med.) The rhizome and rootlet of the May apple used as a cathartic drug.
(Pod"o*scaph) n. [Podo- + Gr. boat.] A canoe-shaped float attached to the foot, for walking
(Pod"o*sperm) n. [Podo- + Gr. seed: cf. F. podosperme.] (Bot.) The stalk of a seed or
(||Pod`o*stom"a*ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot + mouth.] (Zoöl.) An order of
Bryozoa of which Rhabdopleura is the type. See Rhabdopleura.
(||Pod`o*the"ca) n.; pl. Podothecæ [NL., fr. Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot + case.] (Zoöl.) The
scaly covering of the foot of a bird or reptile.
(||Po*dri"da) n. [Sp., rotten.] A miscellaneous dish of meats. See Olla-podrida.
Podura scale (Zoöl.), one of the minute scales with which the body of a podura is covered. They are
used as test objects for the microscope.
(Po*du"ra) n.; pl. L. Poduræ E. Poduras [NL.; Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot + tail.] Any small leaping
thysanurous insect of the genus Podura and related genera; a springtail.
(Po*du"rid) n. (Zoöl.) Any species of Podura or allied genera. a. Pertaining to the poduras.
(Po"e) n. Same as Poi.
(Po"e*bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The parson bird.
(P"ci*le) n. Same as Poicile.
(P`ci*lit"ic) a. [Gr. poiki`los many-colored, variegated.] (Geol.) (a) Mottled with various colors; variegated; spotted;
said of certain rocks. (b) Specifically: Of or pertaining to, or characterizing, Triassic and Permian sandstones
of red and other colors. [Also written poikilitic.]
(P*cil"o*pod) n. [Cf. F. pcilopode.] (Zoöl.) One of the Pcilopoda. Also used adjectively.
(||P`ci*lop"o*da) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. variegated, manifold + -poda.] (Zoöl.) (a) Originally, an
artificial group including many parasitic Entomostraca, together with the horseshoe crabs (b) By some
recent writers applied to the Merostomata.
(Po"em) n. [L. poëma, Gr. fr. to make, to compose, to write, especially in verse: cf. F. poëme.]
1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or
in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; contradistinguished from prose; as, the
poems of Homer or of Milton.
2. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose
poem; the poems of Ossian.