Scolopendrella

noun
Scol·​o·​pen·​drel·​la

Definition of Scolopendrella

: 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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History and Etymology for Scolopendrella

New Latin, diminutive of Latin scolopendra

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“Scolopendrella.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scolopendrella. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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