Definition of myriapod in English:

myriapod

Syllabification: myr·i·a·pod
Pronunciation: /ˈmirēəˌpäd
 
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noun

Zoology
An arthropod of a group that includes the centipedes, millipedes, and related animals. Myriapods have elongated bodies with numerous leg-bearing segments.
  • Classes Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda, and Symphyla; formerly placed together in the class Myriapoda
More example sentences
  • More problematic are the relationships of the four major groups, hexapods (including insects), crustaceans, myriapods (including centipedes and millipedes), and chelicerates (including spiders).
  • Living among these early land plants were a diverse selection of arthropods, including spiders, mites, myriapods and collembolids.
  • This implies that water-to-land transition occurred at least three times (hexapods, myriapods, arachnids) during the evolution of the Arthropoda.

adjective

(also myriapodous) Back to top  
Of or belonging to the myriapods.
More example sentences
  • This raises the question of how important absolute position is in determining homologies between structures in homonomously segmented myriapodous arthropods.
  • This is the cast of a trackway, most likely made by a large myriapodous arthropod, such as a millipede or arthropleurid.
  • Numerous arthropod trackways (as on the right) were identified and described and attributed using computer modelling to the myriapodous eoarthropleurids and kampecarids.

Origin

early 19th century: from modern Latin Myriapoda, from Greek murias (see myriad) + pous, pod- 'foot'.

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