Trochalopoda

plural noun
Tro·​cha·​lop·​o·​da | \ˌtrōkəˈläpədə, ˌträk-\

Definition of Trochalopoda 

in some classifications

: a group of Hemiptera comprising terrestrial bugs with the coxae articulated by a ball-and-socket joint

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History and Etymology for Trochalopoda

New Latin, from Greek trochalos round (from trochos wheel) + New Latin -poda

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