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arthropod

[ ahr-thruh-pod ]
/ 藞蓱r 胃r蓹藢p蓲d /
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noun
any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having a segmented body, jointed limbs, and usually a chitinous shell that undergoes moltings, including the insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods.
adjective
Also ar路throp路o路dal [ahr-throp-uh-dl], /蓱r藞胃r蓲p 蓹 dl/, ar路throp路o路dan [ahr-throp-uh-dn], /蓱r藞胃r蓲p 蓹 dn/, ar路throp路o路dous [ahr-throp-uh-duhs]. /蓱r藞胃r蓲p 蓹 d蓹s/. belonging or pertaining to the Arthropoda.
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Origin of arthropod

1875鈥80; <New Latin Arthropoda;see arthro-, -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for arthropod

arthropod
/ (藞蓱藧胃r蓹藢p蓲d) /

noun
any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having jointed limbs, a segmented body, and an exoskeleton made of chitin. The group includes the crustaceans, insects, arachnids, and centipedes

Derived forms of arthropod

arthropodous (蓱藧藞胃r蓲p蓹d蓹s) or arthropodal, adjective

Word Origin for arthropod

C19 from NL, from Gk arthron joint + podus footed, from pous foot
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Scientific definitions for arthropod

arthropod
[ 盲rthr蓹-p艔d鈥 ]

Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthopoda, characterized by an exoskeleton made of chitin and a segmented body with pairs of jointed appendages. Arthropods share many features with annelids and may have evolved from them in the Precambrian Era. Arthropods include the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods, and extinct trilobites, and are the largest phylum in the animal kingdom.
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