peripatus

/ (pəˈrɪpətəs) /

noun

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 Origin for peripatus

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