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Myriapod \Myr"i*a*pod\, n. [Cf. F. myriapode.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the Myriapoda.


n. (context zoology English) Any arthropod (such as centipedes and millipedes) of the subphylum ''Myriapoda''


n. general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes

Usage examples of "myriapod".

The Iulus is one of the family of Myriapods, which includes Centipedes, etc.

Flare time must have caught a lot of the great myriapods, brought vast populations of parasites to life, for this many to be still active this long after the flare.