Definition of Chilopoda in English:

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Chilopoda

Pronunciation: /kīˈläpədə/
Zoology
A class of myriapod arthropods that comprises the centipedes.
Example sentences
  • This arthropod subphylum includes the Chilopoda, the Diplopoda, the Pauropoda, and the Symphyla.
  • P. cinereus and some members of the class Chilopoda occupy the same microhabitat, consume similar types of prey, and are similar in body size.
  • Finally, the protNJ tree exhibits a rather different topology, with the Diplopoda as basal clade to all other Arthropoda and the Chilopoda + L. polyphemus sister group of Crustacea + Hexapoda.

Derivatives

chilopod

Pronunciation: /ˈkīləˌpäd/
noun
Example sentences
  • Major arthropod lines have long been recognized (insects, crustaceans, chelicerates, diplopods, chilopods, etc.), but the phylogenetic relationships among these groups remain controversial.
  • Fritsch briefly described two specimens from the Cretaceous of the Czech Republic that he identified as chilopods, one a possible lithobiomorph.
  • As with millipedes, we close this general section by addressing the impact of chilopods on humans.

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek kheilos 'lip' + pous, pod- 'foot'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Chi·lop·o·da

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