Arthropoda

Arthropoda

[ahr-throp-uh-duh]
noun
the phylum comprising the arthropods.

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin; see arthro-, poda

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Arthropoda
1870, from Mod.L., lit. "those with jointed feet," coined 1845 by Ger. zoologist Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold (1804-1885) from Gk. arthron "a joint" (from PIE *ar-dhro-, from *ar- "to fit together;" see arm (1)) + podos gen. of pous "foot" (see foot).
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Arthropoda Ar·throp·o·da (är-thrŏp'ə-də)
n.
A phylum of the Metazoa that includes crustaceans, insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and horseshoe crabs.

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