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Arthropoda

[ahr-throp-uh-duh]
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noun
  1. the phylum comprising the arthropods.
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Origin of Arthropoda

1865–70; < New Latin; see arthro-, -poda
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Examples from the Web for arthropoda

Historical Examples

  • An hibernal study of Arthropoda with reference to hibernation.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • Further ecological studies on stratification of the Arthropoda.

  • This subkingdom is known by naturalists under the name of the Arthropoda.

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland

  • The subkingdom of the Arthropoda is again subdivided into six classes.

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland

  • The great branch Arthropoda includes a host of familiar animals.


Word Origin and History for arthropoda

Arthropoda

n.

1870, Modern Latin, literally "those with jointed feet," coined 1845 by German zoologist Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold (1804-1885) from Greek arthron "a joint" (see arthro-) + podos genitive of pous "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

arthropoda in Medicine

Arthropoda

(är-thrŏpə-də)
n.
  1. A phylum of the Metazoa that includes crustaceans, insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and horseshoe crabs.
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