millipede


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to millipede: centipede bite

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

nTausendfüß(l)er m

millipede

[ˈmɪlɪˌpiːd] nmillepiedi m inv

millipede

(ˈmilipiːd) noun
a small many-legged creature with a long round body.
References in periodicals archive ?
A new species of millipede has been discovered on the forest floor of Cumberland Mountains, and it is noteworthy for two completely different reasons.
NYSE: BSX) has closed an investment and entered into an acquisition option agreement with US-based device maker Millipede, Inc.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 25, 2018-Boston Scientific Enters Option Agreement with Medical Device Maker Millipede
9 kilometre pathway will also include a physical millipede barrier to ensure the pest is kept at bay from spreading to neighbouring properties.
The leggy creature is one of the longest species of millipede in the world and its wild counterparts are usually found amongst rotten trees, leaf litter and fallen fruit.
A millipede has how many legs on each segment of its body?
I have been using the FC Pocket more than my iPad these past few days, choosing Galaga over Boom Dots and Millipede over War of Slither.
the high proliferation rate of the millipede Urostreptus atrobrunneus, a species described by Pierozzi and Fontanetti (2006), in some urban centers in the state of Sao Paulo, have drawn the attention of several researchers (Boccardo, 1998; Fontanetti et al.
Serendipitously, they met a gay Millipede record producer named Aldo who encourages them in their performance arena ambitions.
Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection at Wichita State University will have a new installation from Tom Otterness, the creator of WSU's beloved sculpture Millipede.
The percentage of elements of millipede chitin was almost similar to shrimp chitin and the C/N ratio of A.
In total 6725 pets - including a 6in giant African millipede - found new owners 56 27 seconds Motorist Archie Wilson, 71, says he got a PS60 ticket from a private car park in Perth after, video shots revealed, he was less than a half a minute late leaving