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chilopod

[kahy-luh-pod] /ˈkaɪ ləˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, comprising the centipedes.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin Chilopoda; see chilo-, -pod
Related forms
chilopodous
[kahy-lop-uh-duh s] /kaɪˈlɒp ə dəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chilopodous

chilopod

/ˈkaɪləˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, which includes the centipedes See also myriapod
Derived Forms
chilopodan (kaɪˈlɒpədən) noun, adjective
chilopodous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Chilopoda, from Greek kheilos lip + pous foot; referring to the modification of the first pair of legs into jawlike claws
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