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ARTHROPODA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Arthropoda mean? 

ARTHROPODA (noun)
  The noun ARTHROPODA has 1 sense:

1. jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes

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


 Dictionary entry details 


ARTHROPODA (noun)


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Meaning:

Jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Arthropoda; phylum Arthropoda

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

phylum ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes)

Meronyms (members of "Arthropoda"):

insect (small air-breathing arthropod)

class Hexapoda; class Insecta; Hexapoda; Insecta (insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species)

class Onychophora; Onychophora (enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids)

class Crustacea; Crustacea (class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas)

Pentastomida; subphylum Pentastomida (tongue worms)

class Diplopoda; class Myriapoda; Diplopoda; Myriapoda (arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes)

Chilopoda; class Chilopoda (arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes)

class Tardigrada; Tardigrada (in some classifications considered a separate phylum: microscopic arachnid-like invertebrates living in water or damp moss having 4 pairs of legs and instead of a mouth a pair of stylets or needlelike piercing organs connected with the pharynx)

class Symphyla; Symphyla (small class of minute arthropods; unimportant except for the garden centipede)

class Pauropoda; Pauropoda (an obscure class of minute arthropods with branched antennae and 8 to 10 pairs of legs)

superclass Myriapoda (used in some classifications to encompass the millipedes (Diplopoda) and centipedes (Chilopoda); formerly a large taxon including also the Pauropoda and Symphyla; the term Myriapoda now usually used synonymously with Diplopoda and limited to the millipedes)

Chelicerata; superclass Chelicerata (spiders; scorpions; horseshoe crabs)

arthropod (invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin)

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

animal kingdom; Animalia; kingdom Animalia (taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals)


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