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Pauropoda Syllabification: Pau·rop·o·da
Pronunciation: /ˌpôrəˈpädə/

Definition of Pauropoda in English:

A small class of myriapod invertebrates that resemble the centipedes. They are small, soft-bodied animals with one pair of legs per segment, living chiefly in forest litter.
Example sentences
  • He presented evidence for a single origination of the tracheal system in Dignatha (Pauropoda + Diplopoda), a group whose monophyly is widely accepted.
  • He considered Archipolypoda to represent the ‘prototypes’ of Diplopoda and possibly also Pauropoda.
  • This arthropod subphylum includes the Chilopoda, the Diplopoda, the Pauropoda, and the Symphyla.


Pronunciation: /ˈpôrəˌpäd/
noun& adjective


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek pauros 'small' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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