Definition of Millipede

1. Noun. Any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs.

Exact synonyms: Millepede, Milliped
Generic synonyms: Arthropod
Group relationships: Class Diplopoda, Class Myriapoda, Diplopoda, Myriapoda



Definition of Millipede

1. Noun. Any of many elongated arthropods, of the class ''Diplopoda'', with cylindrical bodies that have two pairs of legs for each one of their 20 to 100 or more body segments. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Millipede

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Medical Definition of Millipede

1. A venomous nonpredaceous arthropod of the order Diplopoda, characterised by two pairs of legs per leg-bearing segment. The venom is purely defensive, oozed or squirted from pores along the body, producing irritation to the skin or severe inflammation if it reaches the eyes. Origin: milli-+ L. Pes, pedis, foot (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Millipede

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1. Indian Basketry by George Wharton James (1903)
"The millipede or "thousand- legged worm" (figure 314) is shown by a broad band of solid color running ... GRASSHOPPER LEG. the many feet of the millipede. ..."

2. One Hundred Lessons in Nature Study Around My School by Frank Owen Payne (1895)
"THE millipede AND CENTIPEDE. Here are two curious creatures found under a stone. ... We call the one with the greatest number of legs a millipede, ..."

3. A Manual of Zoology by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1870)
"... covered by a lower lip, composed of the confluent maxillae. Fig. 79.—millipede (lulus). In the common millipede (lulus) the body ..."

4. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1855)
"terrains, the earth snake millipede. 7. ... the broad-lined snake millipede. The larva: of the Elater are of a ..."

5. The Canadian Record of Science by Natural History Society of Montreal (1863)
"It is also to be observed that many other structural changes are involved, the aggregate of which makes a pulmonate of a millipede different in every par- ..."

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