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Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods, that are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages.

[From New Latin Arthropoda, phylum name : arthro- + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

ar′thro·pod adj.
ar·throp′o·dan (är-thrŏp′ə-dən), ar·throp′o·dal (-dəl) adj.
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relating to arthropods
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Adj.1.arthropodan - of or relating to invertebrates of the phylum Arthropodaarthropodan - of or relating to invertebrates of the phylum Arthropoda
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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References in periodicals archive ?
Manton, "Locomotory habits and the evolution of the larger arthropodan groups," in Proceedings of the Symposium of the Society of Experimental Biology, vol.
Origin of the insect wing and wing articulation from the arthropodan leg.