a small phylum of terrestrial invertebrates which comprises the velvet worms such as peripatus. They share characteristics with the arthropods and annelids, having a long, soft segmented body with stubby legs (lobopods).
modern Latin (plural), from Greek onux, onukh- 'nail, claw' + -phoros 'bearing'
Onychophora in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of Onychophora in the US English dictionary