: a genus (the type of the family Scolopendrellidae) of terrestrial arthropods resembling small centipedes with 15 to 24 dorsal scutes and 12 pairs of short legs

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New Latin, diminutive of Latin scolopendra

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“Scolopendrella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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