myriapoda definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A class, or subclass, of arthropods, linked to the hexapod bugs, from which they differ in obtaining the human anatomy composed of many comparable sections, nearly all that bear true jointed legs. They will have one set of antennæ, three sets of lips body organs, and various tracheæ, just like those of true bugs. The larvæ, when first hatched, often have but three sets of feet. See centiped, galleyworm, milliped.
  • noun:
    • A class of articulate animals of subkingdom Arthropoda; the centipeds and millepeds.
    • arthropods getting the human anatomy consists of numerous dual somites each with two sets of feet: millipedes

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