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

  • n. A six-legged arthropod of the class Insecta (formerly Hexapoda); an insect.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the class Insecta.
  • adj. Having six legs or feet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having six feet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. an animal having six feet


From New Latin Hexapoda, class name : Greek hexa-, hexa- + New Latin -poda, -pod.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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