- a six-legged arthropod of the class Insecta (formerly Hexapoda); an insect.
- having six feet.
Origin of hexapod
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In this case the Hexapod Insects might be spoken of as the Flies.The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)
From these there develop after about seven days, the hexapod larv.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
The history of the development of the head has been carefully worked out in the Hexapod insects.
Subcortical; hexapod; antenn obsolete: body much depressed, with the last segment elongate, terminating in three or more mucros.
Herbivorous; hexapod; antenniferous, with long antenn: body shortish, compressed, saltatorious.
- any arthropod of the class Hexapoda (or Insecta); an insect
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Word Origin and History for hexapod
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