myriapod
also myriopod noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek myrioi + pod-, pous foot — more at foot Date: 1826 any of a group (Myriapoda) of arthropods having the body made up of numerous similar segments nearly all of which bear true jointed legs and including the millipedes and centipedes • myriapod also myriopod adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Myriapod — Myr i*a*pod, n. [Cf. F. myriapode.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Myriapoda. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • myriapod — var of MYRIOPOD * * * myr·ia·pod (mirґe ə pod) a member of the Myriapoda; a centipede or millipede …   Medical dictionary

  • myriapod — ► NOUN Zoology ▪ a centipede, millipede, or other arthropod having an elongated body with numerous leg bearing segments. ORIGIN from Greek murioi 10,000 + pous foot …   English terms dictionary

  • myriapod — [mir′ē ə päd΄] adj. [< ModL Myriapoda: see MYRIA & POD] having many legs: said esp. of millipedes and centipedes n. a millipede or centipede …   English World dictionary

  • myriapod — /mir ee euh pod /, n. 1. any arthropod of the group Myriapoda, having an elongated segmented body with numerous paired, jointed legs, formerly classified as a class comprising the centipedes and millipedes. adj. 2. Also, myriapodous /mir ee ap… …   Universalium

  • myriapod — noun Any arthropod (such as centipedes and millipedes) of the subphylum Myriapoda …   Wiktionary

  • myriapod — mɪrɪəpÉ‘d / pÉ’d n. any arthropod belonging to the group Myriapoda (marked by long segmented bodies and many legs) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • myriapod — [ mɪrɪəpɒd] noun Zoology a centipede, millipede, or other arthropod having an elongated body with numerous leg bearing segments. Origin C19: from mod. L. Myriapoda (former class name), from Gk murias (see myriad) + pous, pod foot …   English new terms dictionary

  • myriapod — myr·i·a·pod …   English syllables

  • myriapod — myr•i•a•pod or myr•i•o•pod [[t]ˈmɪr i əˌpɒd[/t]] n. ivt any arthropod having an elongated segmented body with numerous paired, jointed legs, as a centipede or millipede • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL Myriapoda, the former taxonomic name. See myria …   From formal English to slang

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