Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of the class Myriapoda; the centipeds, or hundred-legs. They are myriapods of elongated and usually flattened form, and submembranous or somewhat coriaceous integument, with only one pair of appendages to each somite of the many-jointed body. The two anterior pairs of legs are modified into foot-jaws or maxillipeds (whence the name); the long antennæ have 14 or more joints; each mandible has a palpiform appendage; and the second pair of foot-jaws are perforated for the passage of a poisonous secretion. The Chilopoda are for the most part very active, voracious, and predacious, and the bite of the larger species of centipeds is highly poisonous. There are three or four families, several genera, and numerous species. Also called
Syngnatha. The term is contrasted with Chilognatha. See cuts under centipedand basilar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) One of the orders of myriapods, including the centipedes. 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.
- n. arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
“This new genus is Pilbarascutigera and is described in the paper A new genus of scutigerid centipeds (Chilopoda) from Western Australia, with new characters for morphological phylogenetics of Scutigeromorpha by G.D. Edgecombe and L. Barrow within Zootaxa 1409: 23-50 (2007)”
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