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Meaning of ARTHROPOD

Pronunciation:  'ârthru`pâd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
 

ARTHROPOD is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: apodeme, arachnid, arachnoid, arthromere, Arthropoda, Asian horseshoe crab, carapace, centipede, class Merostomata, crustacean, cuticle, eurypterid, garden centipede, garden symphilid, horseshoe crab, insect, instar, invertebrate, king crab, Limulus polyphemus, Merostomata, millepede, milliped, millipede, myriapod, onychophoran, pentastomid, peripatus, phylum Arthropoda, pycnogonid, sclerite, Scutigerella immaculata, sea spider, shell, symphilid, tardigrade, thorax, tongue worm, trilobite, velvet worm, Xiphosurus polyphemus

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar"thro*pod\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Arthropoda.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An arthropod is a member of a phylum of of invertebrate animals that includes insects, arachnids (spiders and mites), and crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, pillbugs, shrimp, etc.). They are members of the phylum Arthropoda and are characterized by having exoskeletons and jointed appendages.

This word comes from the Greek words arthron (joint) and podos (foot).

 

 

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