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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.

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.