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Meaning of ARTHROPOD

Pronunciation:  'ârthru`pâd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

ARTHROPOD is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: apodeme, arachnid, arachnoid, arthromere, Arthropoda, Asian horseshoe crab, carapace, centipede, class Merostomata, crustacean, cuticle, eurypterid, garden centipede, garden symphilid, horseshoe crab, insect, instar, invertebrate, king crab, Limulus polyphemus, Merostomata, millepede, milliped, millipede, myriapod, onychophoran, pentastomid, peripatus, phylum Arthropoda, pycnogonid, sclerite, Scutigerella immaculata, sea spider, shell, symphilid, tardigrade, thorax, tongue worm, trilobite, velvet worm, Xiphosurus polyphemus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"thro*pod\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Arthropoda.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An arthropod is a member of a phylum of of invertebrate animals that includes insects, arachnids (spiders and mites), and crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, pillbugs, shrimp, etc.). They are members of the phylum Arthropoda and are characterized by having exoskeletons and jointed appendages.

This word comes from the Greek words arthron (joint) and podos (foot).