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arthropod

 [ahr″thro-pod]
an individual of the phylum arthropoda.

ar·thro·pod

(ar'thrō-pod),
A member of the phylum Arthropoda.
[arthro- + G. pous, foot]

arthropod

(är′thrə-pŏd′)
n.
Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods, that are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages.

ar′thro·pod adj.
ar·throp′o·dan (är-thrŏp′ə-dən), ar·throp′o·dal (-dəl) adj.

arthropod

[är′thrəpod′]
Etymology: Gk, arthron + pous, foot
a member of the Arthropoda, a large phylum of animal life that includes crabs and lobsters as well as mites, ticks, spiders, and insects. Arthropods generally are distinguished by a jointed exoskeleton (shell) and paired, jointed legs. They bite, sting, cause allergic reactions, and may serve as vectors for viruses and other disease-causing agents.

ar·thro·pod

(ahr'thrō-pod)
A member of the phylum Arthropoda.
[G. arthron, joint + G. pous, foot]

arthropod

Any one the phylum Arthropoda , which includes all the insects, the crustaceans and arachnids. As the name implies, arthropods have jointed legs.

arthropod

any member of the animal phylum Arthropoda, containing jointed-limbed organisms that possess a hard EXOSKELETON. It is the largest phylum in terms of the numbers of species within it, and includes insects, crustaceans, spiders, centipedes and many fossil forms.

arthropod

an individual of the phylum arthropoda.
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