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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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The machine "gyrates" with "arms A-kimbo." It is akin to some type of skeleton from the primitive past as an "Immense crustacean's gannoid skeleton"; it looks like "The fossil of a giant myriapod!" Davidson's evocation of a world of meaningless objects and aimless people reaches its ironic epitome in this poem.