scolopendrine

scolopendrid

[skol-uh-pen-drid]
noun
any myriapod of the order Scolopendrida, including many large, poisonous centipedes.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Scolopendrida order name, equivalent to scolopendr(a) (< Greek skolópendra millipede) + -ida -ida; see -id2

scolopendrine [skol-uh-pen-drahyn, -drin] , adjective
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scolopendrid (ˌskɒləˈpɛndrɪd)
 
n
any centipede of the family Scolopendridae, including some large and poisonous species
 
[C19: from New Latin Scolopendridae, from Latin scolopendra, from Greek skolopendra legendary sea-fish]
 
scolopendrine
 
adj

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