onychophoran definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many wormlike carnivorous pets regarding the phylum Onychophora, typical in exotic and temperate woodland regions and having qualities of both arthropods and annelid worms. Also known as peripatus, velvet worm.
    • some of many wormlike carnivorous creatures associated with the phylum Onychophora
    • any one of many velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous creatures common in exotic woodlands having faculties of both arthropods and annelid worms; an associate of the Onychophora, also called Malacopoda. See malacopoda.
    • an associate associated with the Onychophora.
    • some of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous pets common in exotic forests having qualities of both arthropods and annelid worms
  • others:
    • Of or related to the Onychophora.

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