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"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.

(Pœ"ci*le) n. Same as Poicile.

(Pœ`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.]

(Pœ*cil"o*pod) n. [Cf. F. pœcilopode.] (Zoöl.) One of the Pœcilopoda. Also used adjectively.

(||Pœ`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.

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. Emodi.

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 on water.

(Pod"o*sperm) n. [Podo- + Gr. seed: cf. F. podosperme.] (Bot.) The stalk of a seed or ovule.

(||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.

(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.

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