centipede

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɛntɪpiːd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɛntəˌpid/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sentə pēd′)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
cen•ti•pede /ˈsɛntəˌpid/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Invertebratesa small wormlike animal with a pair of legs on each of its segments, the first pair being modified into poison fangs.
See -cent-, -ped-1.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cen•ti•pede  (sentə pēd′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Invertebratesany of numerous predaceous, chiefly nocturnal arthropods constituting the class Chilopoda, having an elongated, flattened body composed of from 15 to 173 segments, each with a pair of legs, the first pair being modified into poison fangs.
cen•tip•e•dal  (sentə pēd′),USA pronunciation adj. 
  • Latin centipeda. See centi-, -pede
  • 1595–1605;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
centipede /ˈsɛntɪˌpiːd/ n
  1. any carnivorous arthropod of the genera Lithobius, Scutigera, etc, having a body of between 15 and 190 segments, each bearing one pair of legs: class Chilopoda
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