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mil·li·pede

(mil'i-pēd),
A venomous nonpredaceous arthropod of the order Diplopoda, characterized by two pairs of legs per leg-bearing segment. The venom is purely defensive, oozed or squirted from pores along the body, producing irritation to the skin or severe inflammation if it reaches the eyes.
[milli- + L. pes, pedis, foot]

millipede

also

millepede

(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.

millipede

[mil′ipēd′]
Etymology: L, mille + pes, foot
a many-legged wormlike arthropod. Certain species squirt irritating fluids that may cause dermatitis.

millipede

or

millepede

any member of the subclass Diplopoda, class MYRIAPODA, cylindrical in shape, having two pairs of limbs on each of some 70 segments, herbivorous and terrestrial.

millipede

nonpoisonous, multisegmented, circular in cross-section, arthropod with two legs per segment.
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