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scolopendrid

[skol-uh-pen-drid] /ˌskɒl əˈpɛn drɪd/
noun
1.
any myriapod of the order Scolopendrida, including many large, poisonous centipedes.
Origin of scolopendrid
< New Latin Scolopendrida order name, equivalent to scolopendr(a) (< Greek skolópendra millipede) + -ida -ida; see -id2
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scolopendrine
[skol-uh-pen-drahyn, -drin] /ˌskɒl əˈpɛn draɪn, -drɪn/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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scolopendrid

/ˌskɒləˈpɛndrɪd/
noun
1.
any centipede of the family Scolopendridae, including some large and poisonous species
Derived Forms
scolopendrine (ˌskɒləˈpɛndraɪn; -drɪn) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Scolopendridae, from Latin scolopendra, from Greek skolopendra legendary sea-fish
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