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myriapod

or myr路i路o路pod

[ mir-ee-uh-pod ]
/ 藞m瑟r i 蓹藢p蓲d /
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noun
any arthropod of the group Myriapoda, having an elongated segmented body with numerous paired, jointed legs, formerly classified as a class comprising the centipedes and millipedes.
adjective
Also myr路i路ap路o路dous [mir-ee-ap-uh-duhs]. /藢m瑟r i藞忙p 蓹 d蓹s/. belonging or pertaining to the myriapods.
having very numerous legs.
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Origin of myriapod

From the New Latin word Myriapoda, dating back to 1820鈥30. See myria-, -pod
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British Dictionary definitions for myriapod

myriapod
/ (藞m瑟r瑟蓹藢p蓲d) /

noun
any terrestrial arthropod of the group Myriapoda, having a long segmented body and many walking limbs: includes the centipedes and millipedes
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Myriapoda

Derived forms of myriapod

myriapodan (藢m瑟r瑟藞忙p蓹dn), adjectivemyriapodous, adjective

Word Origin for myriapod

C19: from New Latin Myriapoda. See myriad, -pod
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Scientific definitions for myriapod

myriapod
[ m沫r膿-蓹-p艔d鈥 ]

Any of various arthropods belonging to several closely related groups, having long segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs. Centipedes and millipedes are myriapods.
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