Definition of peripatus in English:

peripatus

Line breaks: per|ip¦atus
Pronunciation: /pəˈrɪpətəs/

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noun (plural peripatuses)

Zoology
A tropical terrestrial invertebrate with a soft worm-like body and stumpy legs. See Onychophora.
  • Genus Peripatus, phylum Onychophora

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek peripatos 'that walks about'.

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