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arthropod

Syllabification: ar·thro·pod
Pronunciation: /ˈärTHrəˌpäd
 
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Definition of arthropod in English:

noun

Zoology
An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean.
Example sentences
  • The ecdysozoans are supposed to include arthropods, priapulids and nematodes.
  • All chelicerate arthropods have this special first set of modified legs.
  • The Cambrian Explosion, for example, is the first time we are able to distinguish a chordate from an arthropod.

Words that rhyme with arthropod

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