millipede


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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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The more frequently predators encounter what appears to be the same brightly colored unpalatable millipede and memorize its warning colors, the better the collective advertisement of their noxiousness," a Virginia Tech statement explained.
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Millipede is part of a well defined regional scale palaeochannel extending from the Dawson and Hinkler Well deposits down through to the Centipede deposit.
The larva instantly paralyzes the millipede by biting its neck with sharp mandibles and the defensive quinones remain sealed in the glands while the larva eats the uncontaminated internal tissues, starting at the neck and moving toward the anus, leaving behind empty rings of armored body segments (Eisner et al.
2003), we used millipede coiling to indicate defensive behavior.
A rat thought to have become extinct 11 million years ago and a cyanide-laced, shocking pink millipede were also among creatures found in what the World Wildlife Fund called a "biological treasure trove".
Cutter investigates an invasion of giant spiders on the Underground and soon finds himself confronted by a far more ferocious creature - the 15ft arthropleura, a prehistoric relative of the millipede.