scolopendrid

[ skol-uh-pen-drid ]
/ ˌskɒl əˈpɛn drɪd /
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noun

any myriapod of the order Scolopendrida, including many large, poisonous centipedes.

Nearby words

  1. scolion,
  2. scoliosis,
  3. scoliotic,
  4. scoliotic pelvis,
  5. scollop,
  6. scolopendrium,
  7. scombrid,
  8. scombroid,
  9. scombroid poisoning,
  10. sconce

Origin of scolopendrid

< New Latin Scolopendrida order name, equivalent to scolopendr(a) (< Greek skolópendra millipede) + -ida -ida; see -id2

Related formsscol·o·pen·drine [skol-uh-pen-drahyn, -drin] /ˌskɒl əˈpɛn draɪn, -drɪn/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for scolopendrid

scolopendrid

/ (ˌskɒləˈpɛndrɪd) /

noun

any centipede of the family Scolopendridae, including some large and poisonous species
Derived Formsscolopendrine (ˌskɒləˈpɛndraɪn, -drɪn), adjective

Word Origin for scolopendrid

C19: from New Latin Scolopendridae, from Latin scolopendra, from Greek skolopendra legendary sea-fish

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