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centipede

noun cen·ti·pede \ˈsen-tə-ˌpēd\

: a small creature that is like an insect and that has a long, thin body and many legs

Full Definition of CENTIPEDE

:  any of a class (Chilopoda) of long flattened many-segmented predaceous arthropods with each segment bearing one pair of legs of which the foremost pair is modified into poison fangs

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Origin of CENTIPEDE

Latin centipeda, from centi- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1601

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine
CENTIPEDE Defined for Kids

centipede

noun cen·ti·pede \ˈsen-tə-ˌpēd\

Definition of CENTIPEDE for Kids

:  an animal that is an arthropod with a long somewhat flattened body with one pair of legs on most of its many body sections
Medical Dictionary

centipede

noun cen·ti·pede \ˈsent-ə-ˌpēd\

Medical Definition of CENTIPEDE

:  any member of the class Chilopoda of long flattened many-segmented predaceous arthropods with each segment bearing one pair of legs of which the foremost pair is modified into poison fangs

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