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chilognath

[kahy-luh g-nath] /ˈkaɪ ləgˌnæθ/
noun
1.
any member of the diplopod subclass Chilognatha, including millipedes having exoskeletons heavily sclerotized with calcium carbonate.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Chilognatha subclass name, equivalent to Greek cheilo- chilo-1 + -gnatha, neuter plural of -gnathos -gnathous
Related forms
chilognathan
[kahy-log-nuh-thuh n] /kaɪˈlɒg nə θən/ (Show IPA),
noun, adjective
chilognathous, adjective
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