from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as arthropleure.
  • A genus of extinct jsopod crustaceans, or sow-bugs, from the Carboniferous formation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The side or limb-bearing portion of an arthromere.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Last night there was a very weird combination of those two games with pre-dinosaur animals like arthropleura.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot


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  • reesetee alert: worse than it sounds.

    August 29, 2008

  • How can it be worse? This thing was an eight-foot millipede!

    Actually, it does sound like some bizarre autoimmune-lung disease....

    August 29, 2008

  • Well, I thought the word was kind of pretty until I found out what it meant. *shivers*

    August 29, 2008

  • *looking again*

    Hmm. I guess it is. Except that "pleura" part always reminds me of pneumonia.

    August 29, 2008

  • Or pleurisy. I agree it sounds like a lung disease. Frankly I'd rather have it mean a lung disease than an eight-foot millipede. Eugh!

    *shivers again*

    August 29, 2008

  • *catching chained_bear's contagious shivering*

    August 29, 2008