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centipede


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Centiped  \Cen"ti*ped\,  n.  [L.  centipeda;  centum  a  hundred  +  pes, 
  pedis,  foot:  cf  F.  centip[`e]de.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  species  of  the  Myriapoda;  esp.  the  large  flattened, 
  venomous  kinds  of  the  order  Chilopoda,  found  in  tropical 
  climates.  they  are  many-jointed,  and  have  a  great  number  of 
  feet.  [Written  also  {centipede}  (?).] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  centipede 
  n  :  chiefly  nocturnal  predacious  arthropod  having  a  flattened 
  body  of  15  to  173  segments  each  with  a  pair  of  legs  the 
  foremost  being  modified  into  poison  fangs 




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