chilognath

[kahy-luh g-nath]
noun
  1. any member of the diplopod subclass Chilognatha, including millipedes having exoskeletons heavily sclerotized with calcium carbonate.

Origin of chilognath

< New Latin Chilognatha subclass name, equivalent to Greek cheilo- chilo-1 + -gnatha, neuter plural of -gnathos -gnathous
Related formschi·log·na·than [kahy-log-nuh-thuh n] /kaɪˈlɒg nə θən/, noun, adjectivechi·log·na·thous, adjective
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