Arthropoda

noun plural
Ar·​throp·​o·​da | \ är-ˈthräp-əd-ə How to pronounce Arthropoda (audio) \

Medical Definition of Arthropoda

: a phylum of invertebrate animals (as insects, arachnids, and crustaceans) having a segmented body and jointed appendages, usually a shell of chitin molted at intervals, and an anterior brain dorsal to the digestive tract and connected with a ventral chain of ganglia

Other Words from Arthropoda

arthropod \ ˈär-​thrə-​ˌpäd How to pronounce arthropod (audio) \ adjective or noun
arthropodan \ är-​ˈthräp-​əd-​ən How to pronounce arthropodan (audio) \ adjective

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