from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various arthropods of the class Chilopoda, which includes the centipedes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any animal in the class Chilopoda.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A myriapod of the order Chilopoda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as chilopodous.
- n. One of the Chilopoda; a centiped. Also chilopodan.
From New Latin Chīlopoda, class name : Greek kheilos, lip + -poda, -pod (so called because the foremost pair of legs are jawlike appendages).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek χεῖλος (cheîlos, "lip"). (Wiktionary)