myr·i·a·pod also myr·i·o·pod (mĭrē-ə-pŏd′)
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.
[From New Latin Mȳriapoda, class name : Greek mūrias, ten thousand; see MYRIAD + New Latin -poda, -pod.]
myr′i·apo·dous (-ăpə-dəs) adj.
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