|1.||any terrestrial arthropod of the group Myriapoda, having a long segmented body and many walking limbs: includes the centipedes and millipedes|
|2.||of, relating to, or belonging to the Myriapoda|
|[C19: from New Latin Myriapoda. See |
|myriapod (mĭr'ē-ə-pŏd') Pronunciation Key
Any of various arthropods belonging to several closely related groups, having long segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs. Centipedes and millipedes are myriapods.
any member of several closely related groups of the invertebrate phylum Arthropoda, including the extinct Archipolypoda, extant Diplopoda, or millipedes (see millipede), Chilopoda, or centipedes (see centipede), Pauropoda (see pauropod), and Symphyla (see symphylan). The myriapods are a little-known group, although some 11,000 living species have been recognized.
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