Any of numerous arthropods of the subphylum Myriapoda, having segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs, and including the centipedes and millipedes.
New Latin Mȳriapoda
, class name : Greek mūrias
, ten thousand; see MYRIAD
+ New Latin -poda
myr′i·apo·dous (-ăpə-dəs) adj.
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