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chilopod

[ kahy-luh-pod ]
/ ˈkaɪ ləˌpɒd /
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noun
any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, comprising the centipedes.
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Origin of chilopod

1820–30; <New Latin Chilopoda;see chilo-2 -pod

OTHER WORDS FROM chilopod

chi·lop·o·dous [kahy-lop-uh-duhs], /kaɪˈlɒp ə dəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chilopod

chilopod
/ (ˈkaɪləˌpɒd) /

noun
any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, which includes the centipedesSee also myriapod

Derived forms of chilopod

chilopodan (kaɪˈlɒpədən), noun, adjectivechilopodous, adjective

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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