hexapod

[hek-suh-pod]
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noun

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

adjective

having six feet.

Nearby words

  1. hexanitrate,
  2. hexanoic acid,
  3. hexapartite,
  4. hexapla,
  5. hexaploid,
  6. hexapody,
  7. hexarchy,
  8. hexastich,
  9. hexastichon,
  10. hexastyle

Origin of hexapod

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

Related formshex·ap·o·dous [hek-sap-uh-duh s] /hɛkˈsæp ə dəs/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hexapod

hexapod

noun

any arthropod of the class Hexapoda (or Insecta); an insect
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Word Origin and History for hexapod

hexapod

1660s (n.); 1856 (adj.), from Greek hex "six" (see six) + pod, from Greek pod-, stem of pous "foot" (see foot).

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