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Meaning of CHILOPODA

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes

CHILOPODA is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: class Chilopoda
 See Also: Arthropoda, centipede, class, family Scutigeridae, Geophilomorpha, order Geophilomorpha, phylum Arthropoda, Scutigeridae



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chi*lop"o*da\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? lip + -poda.]
One of the orders of myriapods, including the centipeds. They
have a single pair of elongated legs attached laterally to
each segment; well developed jaws; and a pair of thoracic
legs converted into poison fangs. They are insectivorous,
very active, and some species grow to the length of a foot.