Definition of Arthropoda
1. Noun. Jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes.
Group relationships: Animal Kingdom, Animalia, Kingdom Animalia
Member holonyms: Arthropod, Chelicerata, Superclass Chelicerata, Superclass Myriapoda, Class Pauropoda, Pauropoda, Class Symphyla, Symphyla, Class Tardigrada, Tardigrada, Chilopoda, Class Chilopoda, Class Diplopoda, Class Myriapoda, Diplopoda, Myriapoda, Pentastomida, Subphylum Pentastomida, Class Crustacea, Crustacea, Class Onychophora, Onychophora, Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta, Insect
Generic synonyms: Phylum
Derivative terms: Arthropodal, Arthropodous
Definition of Arthropoda
1. n. pl. A large division of Articulata, embracing all those that have jointed legs. It includes Insects, Arachnida, Pychnogonida, and Crustacea.
Medical Definition of Arthropoda
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Literary usage of Arthropoda
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"We have now passed in review the principal structural features in which Limulus agrees with Scorpio and differs from other arthropoda. ..."
2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"INTRODUCTION THE arthropoda (Gr. arthron, a joint; pous, a foot) are the ... The Phylum arthropoda includes a greater number of species than all of the ..."
3. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The phylum arthropoda is the largest of the phyla of the animal kingdom, ... characteristics of the arthropoda. Several distinct types of arthropods are ..."
4. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"... is exhibited in a still more marked degree by the arthropoda. In these animals, moreover, the appendages, themselves are usually divided into segments, ..."
5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"... arthropoda. TITLES. The consecutive numbers given at the rnd of each title-entry are uxed in I/if ..."
6. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"PHYLUM XI, arthropoda THE arthropoda are transversely segmented animals with mouth and anus at opposite ends of an elongate body, with muscles attached to ..."