- any myriapod of the order Scolopendrida, including many large, poisonous centipedes.
Origin of scolopendrid
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They occur in Lepisma, the Iulid, and several of the Scolopendrid.
The following is the structure, as to its organs, of the mouth of the myriapods, as exhibited by the centipedes (Scolopendrid).
- any centipede of the family Scolopendridae, including some large and poisonous species
C19: from New Latin Scolopendridae, from Latin scolopendra, from Greek skolopendra legendary sea-fish