from The Century Dictionary.
- An order of the class Myriapoda; the centipeds, or hundred-legs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) One of the orders of myriapods, including the centipedes. They have a single pair of elongated legs attached laterally to each segment; well developed jaws; and a pair of thoracic legs converted into poison fangs. They are insectivorous, very active, and some species grow to the length of a foot.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun A taxonomic
classwithin the subphylum Myriapoda— the centipedes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
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This new genus is Pilbarascutigera and is described in the paper A new genus of scutigerid centipeds (Chilopoda) from Western Australia, with new characters for morphological phylogenetics of Scutigeromorpha by G.D. Edgecombe and L. Barrow within Zootaxa 1409: 23-50 (2007)
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