any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, comprising the centipedes.
Origin of chilopod
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Word Origin for chilopod
C19: from New Latin Chilopoda, from Greek kheilos lip + pous foot; referring to the modification of the first pair of legs into jawlike claws
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