Malacopoda Mal`a*cop"o*da, prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also {Protracheata}, and {Onychophora}. [1913 Webster]

Note: They somewhat resemble myriapods, and have from seventeen to thirty-three pairs of short, imperfectly jointed legs, two pairs of simple jaws, and a pair of antenn[ae]. The tranche[ae] are connected with numerous spiracles scattered over the surface of the body. {Peripatus} is the only known genus. See {Peripatus}. [1913 Webster]

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