chilopodous

chilopod

[kahy-luh-pod]
noun
any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, comprising the centipedes.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Chilopoda; see chilo-, -pod

chilopodous [kahy-lop-uh-duhs] , adjective
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chilopod (ˈkaɪləˌpɒd)
 
n
See also myriapod any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, which includes the centipedes
 
[C19: from New Latin Chilopoda, from Greek kheilos lip + pous foot; referring to the modification of the first pair of legs into jawlike claws]
 
chilopodan
 
n, —adj
 
chi'lopodous
 
adj

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