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millipede or millepede or milleped (ˈmɪlɪˌpiːd Pronunciation for )

Definitions

noun

  1. any terrestrial herbivorous arthropod of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical body made up of many segments, each of which bears two pairs of walking legs See also myriapod

Word Origin

C17: from Latin, from mille thousand + pēs foot

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