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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.
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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]
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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]
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Bedano J, Cantu M, Doucet M (2006) Soil springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola), Symphylans and Pauropods (Arthropoda: Myriapoda) under differents management systems in agroecosystems of the subhumid Pampa (Argentina).
The cheliceral claw of Acutiramus (Arthropoda: Eurypterida): functional analysis based on morphology and engineering principles.
The biomass proportions of Arthropoda, Bivalvia, and Gastropoda were greatest in the Western Canadian Arctic regions (Beaufort Sea, Amundsen Gulf, Western Archipelago) compared with in the Eastern Canadian Arctic regions (Eastern Archipelago, Baffin Bay) (Fig.
A total of 4228 foliage of macro- invertebrates belonging to phylum Arthropoda (92.41%) and Mollusca (7.59%) were recorded.
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.
Mae caglau'r mor a'r gragen long yn perthyn i'r ffylwm Arthropoda, sef y pryfetach neu'r trychfilod, ac mae'n anodd rhywsut meddwl am bryfetach sy'n cael eu gorchuddio'n ddyddiol gan y mor ond dyna be sy'n digwydd i'r rhain.