phylum Arthropoda


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Related to phylum Arthropoda: phylum Echinodermata
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Noun1.phylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnidsphylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
arthropod - invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
Chelicerata, superclass Chelicerata - spiders; scorpions; horseshoe crabs
superclass Myriapoda - used in some classifications to encompass the millipedes (Diplopoda) and centipedes (Chilopoda); formerly a large taxon including also the Pauropoda and Symphyla; the term Myriapoda now usually used synonymously with Diplopoda and limited to the millipedes
class Pauropoda, Pauropoda - an obscure class of minute arthropods with branched antennae and 8 to 10 pairs of legs
class Symphyla, Symphyla - small class of minute arthropods; unimportant except for the garden centipede
class Tardigrada, Tardigrada - in some classifications considered a separate phylum: microscopic arachnid-like invertebrates living in water or damp moss having 4 pairs of legs and instead of a mouth a pair of stylets or needlelike piercing organs connected with the pharynx
Chilopoda, class Chilopoda - arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
class Diplopoda, class Myriapoda, Diplopoda, Myriapoda - arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
class Onychophora, Onychophora - enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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Se registro una densidad promedio de 312,3 ind/[m.sup.2], la mayoria en estado inmaduro, de los phylum Arthropoda, Annelida y Nematoda, identificandose 25 ordenes y 116 familias.
Trombiculosis is an infestation of the skin by the larval stage of various species of mites belonging to the phylum Arthropoda, class Arachnida, subclass Acarina.
A chapter could easily be read as an attention-grabber at the beginning of the class in a unit covering the phylum Arthropoda at any level.