from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several arthropods, such as the centipede or millipede, having segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any arthropod (such as centipedes and millipedes) of the subphylum Myriapoda
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the Myriapoda.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having very numerous legs; specifically, pertaining to the Myriapoda, or having their characters.
- n. A member of the Myriapoda; a centiped or milleped. Also myriapodan.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes
A small myriapod, about ten centimeters long, noticed Big Ugly Mama and decided to eat her.
A two-meter-long myriapod was crawling slowly past her feet.
No myriapod can trace more than a branch or two of the Path, Quath'jutt'kkal'thon.
To the housewife, want is an insidious myriapod creature that crawls in the dark, mates with its own offspring, breeds all the year round, persists like leprosy.
The great bulk of his insect diet consists of beetles, grasshoppers, and caterpillars, with a few bugs, wasps, and flies, and an occasional spider and myriapod.
In his first article he mistakes a species of the myriapod genus Glomeris for the isopod genus Armadillo.
Unlike their relatively benign myriapod cousins, the millipedes, they're meat-eaters.
Informed sources say the title refers not to the myriapod but to an orgy involving 100 people.
Petra Sierwald, the Field Museum's friendly myriapod and
Prof. Riley replied that: "It is quite likely that the damage was done by some myriapod, possibly a