ped-, pedi-, -pedal, -ped, -pede, -pedia

(Latin: foot, feet; people often see this ped element in other words. When people refer to "pedal extremities", they mean "feet". When anyone pushes the pedals of a bicycle, it is done with the feet. A pedestrian must use the feet for walking. A quadruped has four feet while a centipede has "100 feet"; or a large number of them because it may be impossible to count all of them.)

celeripedean (s) (noun), celeripedeans (pl)
A fast runner; swift footed.
Of one hundred (metrical) feet.
1. A venomous predatory arthropod of the order Chilopoda, characterized by one pair of legs per leg-bearing segment. The venom is injected through the first pair of leg-like appendages, modified into piercing claws; the bites may be painful and locally necrotic, but seldom are dangerous, except to very young children. Genera found in the U.S. include Scutigera, Lithobius, Scolopendra, and Geophilus.
2. A name given to wingless vermiform articulated animals having many feet, constituting the order Cheilopoda of the class Myriapoda. Those of tropical countries are very venomous.
cheiropod, cheiroped
A name applied to the mammals possessed of hands, including the Bimana (man), and Quadrumana (monkeys, lemurs).
One of a pair of limbs bearing large claws, or chelae, found in decapod crustacea.
1. Ten feet in length.
2. Having ten feet.
To deprive of one’s feet (or the use of them).
Amputation of the foot.
dextropedal (adjective), more dextropedal, most dextropedal
Using the right foot in preference to the left one; right-footed: When Jack was playing soccer or football, he scored many times with his dextropedal agility; however, he never scored with his left foot.
digiti pedis
The digits of the foot; the toes.
A term said to have been coined by England's Prince Philip meaning, "the talent for putting one's foot into one's mouth".
electric impedance
The opposition to electron flow in a conducting material.
electrical impedance
1. The total opposition to the flow of alternating current in a circuit because of resistance and reactance (a form of electric resistance observed in an alternating current).
2. The opposition which a circuit presents to electric current.

The impedance includes both resistance and reactance.

Resistance results from collisions of the current-carrying charged particles with the internal structure of the conductor while reactance is an additional opposition to the movement of an electric charge that comes from the changing electric and magnetic fields in circuits that carry alternating current.

Having equal feet, said of the two equal sides of an isosceles triangle or having the pairs of feet equal.

Keep in mind that all of the ped words which you see in English are not always from the Latin "foot" or "feet". There are also some Greek ped words in English which do not mean "foot"! So, don't confuse this Latin element with a Greek pedo- that means "child" or the Greek pedo- which means "ground, soil".

If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time, don’t drag your feet.


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Related "foot, feet" units: melo-; planta-; podo-; -pus.