pe·​rip·​a·​top·​sis | \ pəˌripəˈtäpsə̇s \

Definition of peripatopsis

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Peripatopsidae) of chiefly palaeotropical onychophorans — compare peripatus
2 plural peripatopses\ -​äpˌsēz \ : an arthropod of the genus Peripatopsis

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History and Etymology for peripatopsis

New Latin, from Peripatus + -opsis

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“Peripatopsis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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