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myriapod

noun myr·ia·pod \ˈmir-ē-ə-ˌpäd\

Definition of myriapod

  1. :  any of a group (Myriapoda) of arthropods having the body made up of numerous similar segments nearly all of which bear true jointed legs and including the millipedes and centipedes

myriapod also myriopod adjective


Variants of myriapod

also myr·io·pod play \ˈmir-ē-ə-ˌpäd\

Origin of myriapod

ultimately from Greek myrioi + pod-, pous foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1826


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myriapod

myr·ia·pod

Medical Definition of myriapod

    variant of myriopod




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