Definition of Pedipalpida
: an order of Arachnida limited to warm or tropical regions that includes the whip scorpions and other moderate-sized arachnids having an unsegmented cephalothorax and a segmented flattened abdomen, small often retractile 2-segmented chelicerae, large usually chelate pedipalps, and a slender many-jointed first pair of legs
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Origin and Etymology of pedipalpida
New Latin, from pedipalpus + -ida
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