chilognath

chilognath

[kahy-luhg-nath]
noun
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

chilognathan [kahy-log-nuh-thuhn] , noun, adjective
chilognathous, adjective
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