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peripatus

/ pəˈrɪpətəs /

noun

  1. any of a genus of wormlike arthropods having a segmented body and short unjointed limbs: belonging to the phylum Onychophora


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Word History and Origins

Origin of peripatus1

from New Latin, from Greek peripatos a pacing about; see peripatetic
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Example Sentences

In this respect also Peripatus shews no signs of a primitive condition of the nervous system.

The chief feature in which Peripatus was supposed to differ from normal Arthropoda and Annelida, viz.

A similar groove is found in Peripatus, and there forms, as I have found, a large part of the supra-œsophageal ganglia.

In outward form, at any rate, these suggest an intermediate position between Peripatus and Insects.

Peripatus, where also the excretory organs, which are true segmental organs, are partly somatic and partly appendicular.

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