Lithobius

noun Li·tho·bi·us \lə̇ˈthōbēəs\

Definition of Lithobius

  1. :  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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of lithobius

New Latin, from lith- + Greek bios life — more at quick


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Lithobius? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!