chilopod


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chi·lo·pod

 (kī′lə-pŏd′)
n.

[From New Latin Chīlopoda, class name : Greek kheilos, lip + New Latin -poda, -pod (so called because the foremost pair of legs are jawlike appendages).]

chi·lo·pod′ adj.

chilopod

(ˈkaɪləˌpɒd)
n
(Animals) any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, which includes the centipedes. See also myriapod
[C19: from New Latin Chilopoda, from Greek kheilos lip + pous foot; referring to the modification of the first pair of legs into jawlike claws]
chilopodan n, adj
chiˈlopodous adj

chi•lo•pod

(ˈkaɪ ləˌpɒd)

n.
any arthropod of the class Chilopoda, comprising the centipedes.
[1820–30; < New Latin Chilopoda; see chilo-, -pod]
chi•lop′o•dous (-ˈlɒp ə dəs) adj.
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Other prey, such as hemipterans, lepidopterans, hymenopterans, pseudoscorpions, chilopods, solpugids, thysanurans, odonates, and dipterans, were found in much lower percentages in lizards of both sexes (Table 3).
Other prey items, such as lepidopterans, hymenopterans, pseudoscorpiones, and chilopods, were found in much lower percentages (Table 3).