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)


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