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hexapod

[hek-suh-pod] /ˈhɛk səˌpɒd/
noun
1.
a six-legged arthropod of the class Insecta (formerly Hexapoda); an insect.
adjective
2.
having six feet.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Greek hexapod- (stem of hexápous) six-footed. See hexa-, -pod
Related forms
hexapodous
[hek-sap-uh-duh s] /hɛkˈsæp ə dəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • hexapod provides focus and lateral alignment capability for the corrector-imager system.
British Dictionary definitions for hexapod

hexapod

/ˈhɛksəˌpɒd/
noun
1.
any arthropod of the class Hexapoda (or Insecta); an insect
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Word Origin and History for hexapod

1660s (n.); 1856 (adj.), from Greek hex "six" (see six) + pod, from Greek pod-, stem of pous "foot" (see foot).

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