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  1. 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
Related formschi·lop·o·dous [kahy-lop-uh-duh s] /kaɪˈlɒp ə dəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chilopod


  1. any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, which includes the centipedesSee also myriapod
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Derived Formschilopodan (kaɪˈlɒpədən), noun, adjectivechilopodous, adjective

Word Origin

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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