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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A division of the Invertebrata, nearly equivalent to the Articulata. It includes the Arthoropoda and Anarthropoda. By some zoölogists it is applied to the former only.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In some systems of zoölogical classification, a term applied to invertebrate animals which exhibit annelism or annulism: approximately synonymous with the Cuvierian Articulata, or the modern Vermes together with Arthropoda, but used with great and varying latitude of signification.
  • A name given by Huxley (1869) to a subkingdom of animals consisting of the Crustacea, Arachnida, Myriapoda, Insecta, Chœtognatha, and Annelida, or crustaceans, spiders, centipeds, true insects, true worms, and some other Vermes.

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