phylum Arthropoda


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Related to phylum Arthropoda: phylum Echinodermata
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Noun1.phylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnidsphylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
Chelicerata, superclass Chelicerata - spiders; scorpions; horseshoe crabs
superclass Myriapoda - used in some classifications to encompass the millipedes (Diplopoda) and centipedes (Chilopoda); formerly a large taxon including also the Pauropoda and Symphyla; the term Myriapoda now usually used synonymously with Diplopoda and limited to the millipedes
class Pauropoda, Pauropoda - an obscure class of minute arthropods with branched antennae and 8 to 10 pairs of legs
class Symphyla, Symphyla - small class of minute arthropods; unimportant except for the garden centipede
class Tardigrada, Tardigrada - in some classifications considered a separate phylum: microscopic arachnid-like invertebrates living in water or damp moss having 4 pairs of legs and instead of a mouth a pair of stylets or needlelike piercing organs connected with the pharynx
Chilopoda, class Chilopoda - arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
class Diplopoda, class Myriapoda, Diplopoda, Myriapoda - arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
class Onychophora, Onychophora - enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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Trombiculosis is an infestation of the skin by the larval stage of various species of mites belonging to the phylum Arthropoda, class Arachnida, subclass Acarina.
Class Insecta, the only contributor to Phylum Arthropoda, was comprised of 5 orders namely Coleoptera (12 species), Diptera (8 species), Hemiptera (7 species), Odonata (2 species) and Ephemeroptera (1 species).