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also myr·i·o·pod  (mĭr′ē-ə-pŏd′)
Any of numerous arthropods of the subphylum Myriapoda, having segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs, and including the centipedes and millipedes.

[From New Latin Mȳriapoda, class name : Greek mūrias, ten thousand; see myriad + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

myr′i·ap′o·dous (-ăp′ə-dəs) adj.
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(Animals) any terrestrial arthropod of the group Myriapoda, having a long segmented body and many walking limbs: includes the centipedes and millipedes
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Myriapoda
[C19: from New Latin Myriapoda. See myriad, -pod]
myriapodan adj
ˌmyriˈapodous adj
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or myr•i•o•pod

(ˈmɪr i əˌpɒd)

any arthropod having an elongated segmented body with numerous paired, jointed legs, as a centipede or millipede.
[1820–30; < New Latin Myriapoda, the former taxonomic name. See myria-, -pod]
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Noun1.myriapod - general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedesmyriapod - general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
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Both species have generalist omnivorous diets, consuming fruits, gastropods, arthropods such as arachnids, insects, myriapods, as well as small vertebrates (Bianchi et al., 2014; Olmos, 1993; Pedo et al., 2006).
In addition to ubiquitous microbial biomass, soils either under natural or agricultural ecosystems, harbor a dense and diverse macrofaunal community including arthropods, myriapods and other invertebrates.
"You don't need to look at it under a microscope to appreciate it," said Hannah Wood, curator of arachnids and myriapods (a group that includes centipedes and millipedes) at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC."It's a really pretty species, I think.
Scudder, "Index to the known fossil insects of the world including myriapods and arachnids," Bulletin of the United States Geological Survey, vol.
Larvae readily accepted any prey they could catch and submerge, including beetles, ants (Pogonomyrmex badius Latreille [Hymenoptera: Formicidae], Florida harvester ant), moths, myriapods, isopods, and arachnids.
Peropsins were first characterized in vertebrate retinas (Sun et al., 1997; Baily and Cassone, 2004), subsequently in spider (Nagata et al., 2010, Eriksson et al., 2013) and Limulus (Battelle et al., 2015) eyes; and, most recently, peropsinlike transcripts have been identified in myriapods, crustaceans, and insects (Henze and Oakley, 2015).
The woodlouse, however, has many segments and many legs, as do the myriapods, millipedes and centipedes that, like the woodlouse, inhabit the insect world.
However, the regime also includes arachnids, some myriapods, some molluscs and exceptionally reptiles or birds.
(1979) established the ichnospecies Diplichnites cuithensis for large (up to 36 cm wide) Diplichnites trackways from the Carboniferous of Scotland and attributed the trackways to arthropleurid myriapods, specifically Arthropleura, the largest known terrestrial arthropod.
(2009a.) Velvet worm development links myriapods with chelicerates.
List of new genera and new species of Insects, Arachnids and Myriapods collected by the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-18.
All individuals in traps were counted and identified on species (spiders, beetles, myriapods), or family (all other groups) level [21-23].