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mil·li·pede

also mil·le·pede  (mĭl′ə-pēd′)
n.
Any of various arthropods of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical segmented body with two pairs of legs attached to each segment except for the first four thoracic segments, and feeding chiefly on decaying organic matter. Also called diplopod.

[Latin mīlipeda, a kind of insect : mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots + pēs, ped-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

millipede

(ˈmɪlɪˌpiːd) or

millepede

;

milleped

n
(Animals) any terrestrial herbivorous arthropod of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical body made up of many segments, each of which bears two pairs of walking legs. See also myriapod
[C17: from Latin, from mille thousand + pēs foot]

mil•li•pede

or mil•le•pede

(ˈmɪl əˌpid)

n.
any terrestrial arthropod of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical body composed of 20 to more than 100 segments, each with two pairs of legs.
[1595–1605; < Latin mīlipeda (Pliny) =mīli- milli- + -peda, derivative of pēs, s. ped- foot]

mil·li·pede

(mĭl′ə-pēd′)
Any of various worm-like arthropods having a body composed of many narrow segments, most of which have two pairs of legs. Millipedes feed on plants and, unlike centipedes, do not have venomous pincers. Compare centipede.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millipede - any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legsmillipede - any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
class Diplopoda, class Myriapoda, Diplopoda, Myriapoda - arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes
Translations
كثير الأرجُل: إم الأربَع والأربعين
mnohonožka
tusindben
tuhatjalkainen
òúsundfætla
daudzkājis

millipede

[ˈmɪlɪpiːd] Nmilpiés m inv

millipede

[ˈmɪlɪpiːd] nmille-pattes m inv

millipede

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millipede

[ˈmɪlɪˌpiːd] nmillepiedi m inv

millipede

(ˈmilipiːd) noun
a small many-legged creature with a long round body.
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