Definition of Myriapoda

1. Noun. Arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes.

Exact synonyms: Class Diplopoda, Class Myriapoda, Diplopoda
Group relationships: Arthropoda, Phylum Arthropoda
Member holonyms: Millepede, Milliped, Millipede
Generic synonyms: Class

Definition of Myriapoda

1. n. pl. A class, or subclass, of arthropods, related to the hexapod insects, from which they differ in having the body made up of numerous similar segments, nearly all of which bear true jointed legs. They have one pair of antennæ, three pairs of mouth organs, and numerous tracheæ, similar to those of true insects. The larvæ, when first hatched, often have but three pairs of legs. See Centiped, Galleyworm, Milliped.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myriapoda

Myocastor coypus
Myosotis scorpiodes
Myosotis sylvatica
Myotis leucifugus
Myotis velifer
Myrciaria cauliflora
Myrica cerifera
Myrica gale
Myrica pensylvanica
Myricaria germanica
Myristica fragrans

Literary usage of Myriapoda

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1843)
"The objects to which my attention has been directed in this paper are three:— First, the minute anatomy of the nervous system in the myriapoda and ..."

2. Reports on Zoology for 1843, 1844 by Andreas Johann Wagner, Franz Hermann Troschel, Wilhelm Ferdinand Erichson, Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1847)
"myriapoda. Monograph of the class myriapoda, order Chilopoda, with observations on the general arrangement of the Articulata, ..."

3. North American Geology and Palæontology for the Use of Amateurs, Students by Samuel Almond Miller (1889)
"CLASS myriapoda. THE animals composing the Class myriapoda are elongated, and composed of numerous segments, all of which are substantially alike except the ..."

4. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"myriapoda. HC Wood. The myriapoda of North America. Trans. ... The myriapoda of North America. Bulletin TJ. S. National Museum, No. 46, 1893. K. Latzel. ..."

5. Text-book of Zoology for Junior Students by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1888)
"myriapoda. THIS class is a small one, and includes only the Centipedes ... In all the myriapoda the head is distinct, and not amalgamated with the thorax. ..."

6. Elementary Zoology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1901)
"However, as these animals are not found in the United States we cannot study them. The other two classes are the myriapoda, including the ..."

7. Elements of Zoölogy: A Textbook by Sanborn Tenney (1875)
"... and called " Water-bears " or Tardigrada. SUB-SECTION IV. THE ORDER OF myriapoda OB MYRIAPODS. THE name myriapoda comes from two Greek words ..."

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