from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous six-legged arthropods of the subphylum Hexapoda, which includes the insects and several groups formerly classified as insects, such as the springtails.
  • adjective Of or belonging to the subphylum Hexapoda.
  • adjective Having six legs or feet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having six feet, as any adult true insect; specifically, pertaining to or having the characters of the Hexapoda; hexapodous.
  • noun One of the Hexapoda; a true six-footed insect.
  • noun Also hexapode, hexapodan.

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

  • adjective Having six feet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any organism or being with six legs.
  • noun An arthropod with six feet; a member of subphylum Hexapoda.
  • noun dated An insect.
  • adjective Having six feet, six-footed; belonging to the subphylum Hexapoda, hexapodous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an animal having six feet


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Hexapoda, class name : Greek hexa-, hexa- + New Latin -poda, -pod.]



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