A phylum, or major division of the animal kingdom. Arthropods are animals with jointed legs and segmented bodies, such as insects, spiders, centipedes, and crustaceans. There are more species of arthropods than of any other animal phylum.
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The land mollusks and the great order of insects and other land arthropods only to a minor extent dwell in the open light.Man And His Ancestor|Charles Morris
The masticatory organs of Arthropods were jaws disjointed at their symphysis; antennæ, nostrils turned outside in.
So, too, the brain of Arthropods or of Mollusca is not strictly comparable with the brain of Vertebrates.
So we see that the Arthropods, unlike the worms and the Chordata, have obliterated all record of their poor relations.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life|B. Lindsay
Limulus, like other water-dwelling arthropods, breathes by means of gills attached to its appendages.The Origin of Vertebrates|Walter Holbrook Gaskell