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 milliped or ``thousand legs.'' See {Chilognatha}. [1913 Webster]

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