Arthropoda

[ ahr-throp-uh-duh ]
/ ɑrˈθrɒp ə də /
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noun

the phylum comprising the arthropods.

Origin of Arthropoda

1865–70; < New Latin; see arthro-, -poda

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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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Medicine definitions for arthropoda

Arthropoda

[ är-thrŏpə-də ]

n.

A phylum of the Metazoa that includes crustaceans, insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and horseshoe crabs.

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