Definition of Pauropoda in English:

Pauropoda

Line breaks: Pauro|poda
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːrəpɒdə
 
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noun

Zoology
  • A small class of myriapod invertebrates which resemble the centipedes. They are small soft-bodied animals with one pair of legs per segment, living chiefly in forest litter.
    More 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.

Derivatives

pauropod

noun

pauropodan

noun & adjective

Origin

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

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