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millipede

noun mil·li·pede \ˈmi-lə-ˌpēd\

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

Full Definition of MILLIPEDE

:  any of a class (Diplopoda) of myriapod arthropods having usually a cylindrical segmented body covered with hard integument, two pairs of legs on most apparent segments, and unlike centipedes no poison fangs

Origin of MILLIPEDE

Latin millepeda, a small crawling animal, from mille thousand + ped-, pes foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1601

millipede

noun mil·li·pede \ˈmil-ə-ˌpēd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MILLIPEDE

:  any of a class (Diplopoda) of arthropods having usually a cylindrical segmented body, two pairs of legs on most segments, and including some forms that secrete toxic substances causing skin irritation but that unlike centipedes possess no poison fangs

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