Lithobius

noun
Li·​tho·​bi·​us | \ lə̇ˈthōbēəs \

Definition of Lithobius

: a large nearly cosmopolitan genus (the type of the family Lithobiidae) of centipedes having the body composed of nine long and six short segments and living usually under stones or logs

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History and Etymology for Lithobius

New Latin, from lith- + Greek bios life

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“Lithobius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lithobius. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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