Chilognath
Chilognath Chi"log*nath, n. (Zo["o]l.) A myriapod of the order {Chilognatha}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • chilognath — n. [Gr. cheilos, lip; gnathos, jaw] (ARTHROPODA: Diplopoda) Fusion of the first maxillae into a lower lip or gnathochilarium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • chilognath — chilognathan /kuy log neuh theuhn/, n., adj. chilognathous, adj. /kuy leuhg nath /, n. any member of the diplopod subclass Chilognatha, including millipedes having exoskeletons heavily sclerotized with calcium carbonate. [ < NL Chilognatha… …   Universalium

  • chilognath — chi·log·nath …   English syllables

  • chilognath — ˈkīləgˌnath noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Chilognatha : one of the Chilognatha * * * chilognathan /kuy log neuh theuhn/, n., adj. chilognathous, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galley-worm — Gal ley worm , n. [Prob. so called because the numerous legs along the sides move rhythmically like the oars of a galley.] (Zo[ o]l.) A chilognath myriapod of the genus {Iulus}, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Milleped — Mil le*ped (m[i^]l l[ e]*p[e^]d[i^]), n. [L. millepeda; mille a thousand + pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. mille pieds.] (Zo[ o]l.) A myriapod with many legs, esp. a chilognath, as the galleyworm. [Written also {millipede} and {milliped}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milliped — Milleped Mil le*ped (m[i^]l l[ e]*p[e^]d[i^]), n. [L. millepeda; mille a thousand + pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. mille pieds.] (Zo[ o]l.) A myriapod with many legs, esp. a chilognath, as the galleyworm. [Written also {millipede} and {milliped}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millipede — Milleped Mil le*ped (m[i^]l l[ e]*p[e^]d[i^]), n. [L. millepeda; mille a thousand + pes, pedis, foot: cf. F. mille pieds.] (Zo[ o]l.) A myriapod with many legs, esp. a chilognath, as the galleyworm. [Written also {millipede} and {milliped}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chi|log|na|thous — «ky LOG nuh thuhs», adjective. of or having to do with a chilognath, or millipede …   Useful english dictionary

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