Arthropoda


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Arthropoda

 [ahr-throp´o-dah]
a phylum of the animal kingdom that includes bilaterally symmetrical animals with hard, segmented bodies bearing jointed appendages; it embraces the largest number of known animals, with at least 740,000 species, divided into 12 classes. It includes the arachnids, crustaceans, and insects.

Ar·throp·o·da

(ar-throp'ŏ-dă),
A phylum of the Metazoa that includes the classes Crustacea (crabs, shrimp, crayfish, lobsters), Insecta, Arachnida (spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks), Chilopoda (centipedes), Diplopoda (millipedes), Merostomata (horseshoe crabs), and various other lesser known or extinct groups. Arthropoda forms the largest assemblage of living organisms, including 75% of all insects, of which more than a million species are known.
[arthro- + G. pous, foot]

Arthropoda

/Ar·throp·o·da/ (ahr-throp´o-dah) the largest phylum of animals, composed of bilaterally symmetrical organisms with hard, segmented bodies bearing jointed legs, including, among other related forms, arachnids, crustaceans, and insects, many species of which are parasites or are vectors of disease-causing organisms.

Ar·throp·o·da

(ahr-throp'ŏ-dă)
A phylum of the Metazoa that includes the classes Crustacea (crabs, shrimp, crayfish, lobsters), Insecta, Arachnida (spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks), Chilopoda (centipedes), Diplopoda (millipedes), Merostomata (horseshoe crabs), and various extinct or less known groups. Arthropoda forms the largest assemblage of living organisms, 75% are insects, of which more than a million species are known.
[arthro- + G. pous, foot]

Arthropoda

a phylum of the animal kingdom including bilaterally symmetrical animals with hard, segmented bodies bearing jointed appendages; embracing the largest number of known animals, with at least 740,000 species, divided into 12 classes. It includes the arachnids, crustaceans and insects.
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Arthropod: Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids and myriapods, that are characterized by an exoskeleton made of a hard material called chitin and a segmented body to which jointed appendages are attached in pairs.