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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arthropod mean? 

  The noun ARTHROPOD has 1 sense:

1. invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

  Familiarity information: ARTHROPOD used as a noun is very rare.

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Invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

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Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("arthropod" is a kind of...):

invertebrate (any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification)

Meronyms (parts of "arthropod"):

sclerite (hard plate or element of the exoskeleton of some arthropods)

carapace; cuticle; shell; shield (hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles)

apodeme (ridge-like ingrowth of the exoskeleton of an arthropod that supports internal organs and provides attachment points for muscles)

arthromere (any of the segments in the body of a jointed animal like an arthropod)

thorax (the middle region of the body of an arthropod between the head and the abdomen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "arthropod"):

instar (an insect or other arthropod between molts)

insect (small air-breathing arthropod)

onychophoran; peripatus; velvet worm (any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms)

crustacean (any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton)

pentastomid; tongue worm (wormlike arthropod having two pairs of hooks at the sides of the mouth; parasitic in nasal sinuses of mammals)

eurypterid (large extinct scorpion-like arthropod considered related to horseshoe crabs)

Asian horseshoe crab (horseshoe crab of the coast of eastern Asia)

horseshoe crab; king crab; Limulus polyphemus; Xiphosurus polyphemus (large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse)

class Merostomata; Merostomata (used in some classifications; includes the orders Xiphosura and Eurypterida)

pycnogonid; sea spider (any of various small spiderlike marine arthropods having small thin bodies and long slender legs)

millepede; milliped; millipede (any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs)

centipede (chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs)

tardigrade (an arthropod of the division Tardigrada)

garden centipede; garden symphilid; Scutigerella immaculata; symphilid (minute arthropod often infesting the underground parts of truck-garden and greenhouse crops)

myriapod (general term for any terrestrial arthropod having an elongated body composed of many similar segments: e.g. centipedes and millipedes)

arachnid; arachnoid (air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs)

trilobite (an extinct arthropod that was abundant in Paleozoic times; had an exoskeleton divided into three parts)

Holonyms ("arthropod" is a member of...):

Arthropoda; phylum Arthropoda (jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes)

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