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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.


(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


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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Paul Lee, Research Co-ordinator of Hymettus, who undertook the review, said:This is the first time we have had a comprehensive assessment of the importance of these often overlooked groups and is testament to the vital contribution the volunteer recorders of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group make to nature conservation in Britain.
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For example, a study of myriapod eye growth suggests that in this group, as in the much better-studied insect compound eyes, new units are added anteriorly row by row.
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Etymology: The species epithet is a noun in apposition and honours Mr Tarombera Mwabvu who collected the type material of this species, and who has also made an enormous contribution to myriapod taxonomy in the region.