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hexapod

[ hek-suh-pod ]
/ ˈhɛk səˌpɒd /
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noun

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

adjective

having six feet.

Nearby words

hexanitrate, hexanoic acid, hexapartite, hexapla, hexaploid, hexapod, hexapody, hexarchy, hexastich, hexastichon, 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

/ (ˈhɛksəˌpɒd) /

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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