from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of numerous centipedes of the family Scolopendridae, some of which are very large.
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- noun zoology Any member of the Scolopendridae.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From New Latin Scolopendridae, family name, from Latin scolopendra, a kind of centipede, from Greek skolopendra, millipede.]
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