arthropod definition

  • noun:
    • any one of many invertebrate creatures associated with the phylum Arthropoda, such as the bugs, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods, which are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton and a segmented body to which jointed appendages tend to be articulated in pairs.
    • An invertebrate pet associated with phylum Arthropoda, characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton and several jointed appendages.
    • among Arthropoda.
    • A jointed invertebrate animal with jointed legs; one of several Arthropoda.
    • invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented human anatomy with an exoskeleton made of chitin
  • others:
    • Arthropodous; related to or having the characters of Arthropoda.

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