from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several arthropods, such as the centipede or millipede, having segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any arthropod (such as centipedes and millipedes) of the subphylum Myriapoda
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Myriapoda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having very numerous legs; specifically, pertaining to the Myriapoda, or having their characters.
- n. A member of the Myriapoda; a centiped or milleped. Also myriapodan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes
From New Latin Mȳriapoda, class name : Greek mūrias, ten thousand; see myriad + New Latin -poda, -pod.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)