arthropod

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin arthropoda, from Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (árthron, joint) + πούς (poús, foot).

Noun[edit]

arthropod (plural arthropods or arthropodae)

  1. An invertebrate animal of the phylum Arthropoda, characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton and multiple jointed appendages.

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