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Any of numerous arthropods of the subphylum Myriapoda, having segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs, and including the centipedes and millipedes.

myr′i·ap′o·dous (-ăp′ə-dəs) adj.
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However, the difference was statistically significant only for endogeic earthworms, isopods and myriapods (centipedes and millipedes) (unpaired Student's t-test, p-value < 0.001).
W&J's Departments of Biology and of Environment Studies regularly collect information about salamanders and myriapods (millipedes and centipedes) at the Abernathy Field Station.
Mammals, reptiles and toads constitute the prey items of terrestrial species while fossorial species feed on annelids, molluscs, arachnids, myriapods, hexapods, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
Comparative studies could also be performed with the wide range of metazoan taxa which show similar inserts, such as myriapods, proturans, and helminth worms, to find general correlations between 18S size and phenotypes (Carranza et al.
Overall biological activity can be measured by the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and, more analytically, by drawing up an inventory and count of 1) the mesofauna (nematodes, annelid worms, microarthropods, arachnids, apterygote and pterygote insects, myriapods, isopod and decapod crustaceans, rotifers, tardigrades, molluscs), 2) the microbiota (protoctists and the microorganisms that perform the essential processes of denitrification, ammonification, and nitrification; the other bacteria; and microsymbionts like Rhizobium, Klebsiella, Spirillum, or Azospirillum), and 3) the mycota (fungi and lichens).
The genus Cyclospora was formed by Schneider in 1881 for organisms recovered from myriapods (terrestrial arthropods in the subphylum Mandibulata, Class Diplopoda [millipedes] and Class Chilopoda [centipedes]).
Land animals in the Silurian: Arachnids and myriapods from Shropshire, England.
The pattern of Distal-less expression in the mouthparts of crustaceans, myriapods and insects: new evidence for a gnathobasic mandible and the common origin of Mandibulata.
As well as arachnids, he supervised numerous studies of myriapods and beetles.