arthropoda


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  1. the phylum comprising the arthropods.
n.

1870, Modern Latin, literally “those with jointed feet,” coined 1845 by German zoologist Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold (1804-1885) from Greek arthron “a joint” (see arthro-) + podos genitive of pous “foot” (see foot (n.)).

n.

  1. A phylum of the Metazoa that includes crustaceans, insects, arachnids, centipedes, millipedes, and horseshoe crabs.
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