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peripatus

noun pe·rip·a·tus \pə-ˈri-pə-təs\

Definition of PERIPATUS

:  any of a class or phylum (Onychophora) of primitive tropical wormlike invertebrates that appear intermediate between annelid worms and arthropods

Origin of PERIPATUS

New Latin, genus name, from Greek peripatos act of walking about, from peri- + patein to tread
First Known Use: circa 1931

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