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peripatus

/pəˈrɪpətəs/
noun
1.
any of a genus of wormlike arthropods having a segmented body and short unjointed limbs: belonging to the phylum Onychophora
Word Origin
from New Latin, from Greek peripatos a pacing about; see peripatetic
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