hexapod

[ hek-suh-pod ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌpɒd /

noun

a six-legged arthropod of the class Insecta (formerly Hexapoda); an insect.

adjective

having six feet.

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Origin of hexapod

1660–70; <Greek hexapod- (stem of hexápous) six-footed. See hexa-, -pod

OTHER WORDS FROM hexapod

hex·ap·o·dous [hek-sap-uh-duhs], /hɛkˈsæp ə dəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hexapod

hexapod
/ (ˈhɛksəˌpɒd) /

noun

any arthropod of the class Hexapoda (or Insecta); an insect
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