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Arthropoda

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noun plural Ar·throp·o·da \är-ˈthräp-əd-ə\

Medical Definition of Arthropoda

  1. :  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

arthropod

\ˈär-thrə-ˌpäd\play adjective or noun

arthropodan

\är-ˈthräp-əd-ən\play adjective

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