Definition of peripatus in English:

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peripatus

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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