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n. pl.1.(Zool.) An extensive division of arthropods comprising all those which breathe by tracheæ, as distinguished from Crustacea, which breathe by means of branchiæ.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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According to the traditional view, the myriapods are most closely related to the insects (common taxon "Tracheata" or Antennata), the crustaceans are the closest relatives of the Antennata (common taxon Mandibulata), and the chelicerates are the sister group of the Mandibulata.