chilognath

[ kahy-luhg-nath ]
/ ˈkaɪ ləgˌnæθ /

noun

any member of the diplopod subclass Chilognatha, including millipedes having exoskeletons heavily sclerotized with calcium carbonate.

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Origin of chilognath

<New Latin Chilognatha subclass name, equivalent to Greek cheilo-chilo-1 + -gnatha, neuter plural of -gnathos-gnathous

OTHER WORDS FROM chilognath

chi·log·na·than [kahy-log-nuh-thuhn], /kaɪˈlɒg nə θən/, noun, adjectivechi·log·na·thous, adjective
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