Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Plural of pedipalpus.
- A suborder of the arachnidan order Arthrogastra, containing the families Phrynidæ, and Thelyphonidæ, commonly known as whip-scorpions. They have eight ocelli, two median and three on eact side. The short cheliceres are two-jointed, while the palpi are large and long, ending in more or less perfectly formed pincers. The first pair of legs is longest, and the tarsus is broken into a long series of joints. In a former system, when the Pedipalpi also included the true scorpions, the term was synonymous with Polymerosomata and coextensive with Arthrogastra. The group is now rated as an order of Arachnida, divided into 2 suborders, Amblypygi and Uropygi, respectively exemplified by the above-named families. See also cut a Phrynidæ
- n. Plural form of pedipalpus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A division of Arachnida, including the whip scorpions (Thelyphonus) and allied forms. Sometimes used in a wider sense to include also the true scorpions.
- n. whip scorpions
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