peripatus

/ (pəˈrɪpətəs) /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. periovaritis,
  2. peripachymeningitis,
  3. peripancreatitis,
  4. peripatetic,
  5. peripatetics,
  6. peripeteia,
  7. peripherad,
  8. peripheral,
  9. peripheral device,
  10. peripheral dysostosis

Word Origin for peripatus

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

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