Scolopendridae

plural noun

Scol·​o·​pen·​dri·​dae
: a large cosmopolitan family of centipedes of which Scolopendra is the type
scolopendrine
¦⸗⸗¦penˌdrīn
-drə̇n
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Scolopendra, type genus + -idae

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“Scolopendridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scolopendridae. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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