Hexapoda

noun plural
Hex·​ap·​o·​da | \ hek-ˈsap-ə-də How to pronounce Hexapoda (audio) \

Medical Definition of Hexapoda

in some classifications
: a class or other division of Arthropoda coextensive with the class Insecta

Other Words from Hexapoda

hexapod \ ˈhek-​sə-​ˌpäd How to pronounce Hexapoda (audio) \ noun or adjective

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“Hexapoda.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hexapoda. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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