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myriapod

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n myriapod general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Myriapod (Zoöl) One of the Myriapoda.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • myriapod Having very numerous legs; specifically, pertaining to the Myriapoda, or having their characters.
    • n myriapod A member of the Myriapoda; a centiped or milleped. Also myriapodan.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Myriapod mir′i-a-pod (more correctly) Myr′iopod, a worm-shaped animal with many-jointed legs
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. myriapode,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. myrios, numberless, pous, podos, a foot.

Usage

In literature:

In the Myriapod we still have the elongated body and successive pairs of legs.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
Full forty kinds of myriapods occur in any area comprising one hundred square miles in the eastern United States.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
Cyanogenic: applied to repugnatorial glands in myriapods and sometimes in insects.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The largest of our local myriapods belong to this group.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Index to the known fossil insects of the world including myriapods and arachnids.
"United States Government Publications, v. 8 Jan-Jun 1892" by Compiled
Compare the Myriapods with the Hexapods or true insects.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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