arthropods

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air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs arachnid , arachnoid
large class of arthropods including spiders and ticks and scorpions and daddy longlegs; have four pairs of walking legs and no wings Arachnida , class Arachnida
large heterogeneous group of RNA viruses divisible into groups on the basis of the virions; they have been recovered from arthropods, bats, and rodents; most are borne by arthropods; they are linked by the epidemiologic concept of transmission between ver arborvirus , arbovirus
family of arborviruses carried by arthropods Arenaviridae , Rhabdoviridae
any of the arthropods arthropod family
genus of arthropods arthropod genus
large family of arboviruses that affect a wide range of hosts (mainly vertebrates and arthropods) Bunyaviridae
hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles carapace , cuticle , shell , shield
grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods chela , claw , nipper , pincer
arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes Chilopoda , class Chilopoda
tough semitransparent horny substance; the principal component of the exoskeletons of arthropods and the cell walls of certain fungi chitin
class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas class Crustacea , Crustacea
arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes class Diplopoda , class Myriapoda , Diplopoda , Myriapoda
enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids class Onychophora , Onychophora
obscure class of minute arthropods with branched antennae and 8 to 10 pairs of legs class Pauropoda , Pauropoda
small class of minute arthropods; unimportant except for the garden centipede class Symphyla , Symphyla
minute wingless arthropods: springtails Collembola , order Collembola
periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles ecdysis , molt , molting , moult , moulting
extinct aquatic arthropods of the Paleozoic Eurypterida , order Eurypterida
family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies family Raphidiidae , Raphidiidae
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