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chilopoda


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chilopoda  \Chi*lop"o*da\,  n.  pl  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?  lip  +  -poda.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  the  orders  of  myriapods,  including  the  centipeds.  They 
  have  a  single  pair  of  elongated  legs  attached  laterally  to 
  each  segment;  well  developed  jaws;  and  a  pair  of  thoracic 
  legs  converted  into  poison  fangs.  They  are  insectivorous, 
  very  active,  and  some  species  grow  to  the  length  of  a  foot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Chilopoda 
  n  :  arthropods  having  the  trunk  composed  of  numerous  somites 
  each  bearing  one  pair  of  legs:  centipedes  [syn:  {Chilopoda}, 
  {class  Chilopoda}] 




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