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- proper n. A taxonomic class within the subphylum Myriapoda — the centipedes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An order of the class Myriapoda; the centipeds, or hundred-legs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
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