from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A large division of Articulata, embracing all those that have jointed legs. It includes Insects, Arachnida, Pychnogonida, and Crustacea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- One of two prime divisions (Anarthropoda being the other) into which a subkingdom Annulosa has been divided.
- In more modern and exact usage, one of the phyla, subkingdoms, or main types of the Metazoa, containing the articulated, invertebrate, non-ciliated animals with articulated limbs, a ganglionic nervous system, oviparous reproduction, and generally separate sexes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
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Insects were members of the phylum arthropoda—creatures having hard outer skeletons and jointed legs.
Insects were members of the phylum arthropoda – creatures having hard outer skeletons and jointed legs.
Beautiful results are thus obtained with echinoderms, zoophytes, worms and marine arthropoda.
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The next higher examples to be met are the frequently cited ants and bees, belonging to the lowly organized class of arthropoda, yet, through the advantage of association and mutual aid, developing actions and habits only found elsewhere in the human race.
Scientifically it has no relation to the great family of true insects; it belongs to the very distinct family of the arthropoda or "joint-footed" animals.
If this occurrence of a true hexapod insect from the Middle Silurian be really established, taken in connection with the well-defined Coleoptera from the Carboniferous, the origin of the entire group of terrestrial arthropoda is necessarily thrown back into the Cambrian epoch, if not earlier.
The less highly organised terrestrial arthropoda -- the Arachnida and
Insects belong to the phylum arthropoda, as do lobster, shrimp, crayfish, etc.
Tarantulas, a group of spiders, belong to the family Theraphosidae of the phylum arthropoda.
He points out that insects are the evolutionary cousins of crustaceans, which belong to the same taxonomic phylum, arthropoda.