- 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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cen•ti•pede /ˈsɛntəˌpid/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Invertebratesa small wormlike animal with a pair of legs on each of its segments, the first pair being modified into poison fangs.
cen•ti•pede (sen′tə pēd′),USA pronunciation n.
(sen′tə pēd′),USA pronunciation adj.
- 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.
- Latin centipeda. See centi-, -pede
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centipede /ˈsɛntɪˌpiːd/ n
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