arthropodal

arthropod

[ahr-thruh-pod]
noun
1.
any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having a segmented body, jointed limbs, and usually a chitinous shell that undergoes moltings, including the insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods.
adjective
2.
Also, arthropodal [ahr-throp-uh-dl] , arthropodan [ahr-throp-uh-dn] , arthropodous [ahr-throp-uh-duhs] . belonging or pertaining to the Arthropoda.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin Arthropoda; see arthro-, -pod

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arthropod (ˈɑːθrəˌpɒd)
 
n
any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having jointed limbs, a segmented body, and an exoskeleton made of chitin. The group includes the crustaceans, insects, arachnids, and centipedes
 
[C19 from NL, from Gk arthron joint + podus footed, from pous foot]
 
arthropodous
 
adj
 
ar'thropodal
 
adj

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arthropod
1877, from Mod.L. Arthropoda, lit. "those with jointed feet," biological classification of the phylum of segmented, legged invertebrates; see Arthropoda.
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arthropod ar·thro·pod (är'thrə-pŏd')
n.
Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including insects, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods.

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arthropod   (är'thrə-pŏd')  Pronunciation Key 
Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthopoda, characterized by an exoskeleton made of chitin and a segmented body with pairs of jointed appendages. Arthropods share many features with annelids and may have evolved from them in the Precambrian Era. Arthropods include the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods, and extinct trilobites, and are the largest phylum in the animal kingdom.
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