Definition of arthropod in English:

arthropod

noun

Zoology
  • An invertebrate animal of the large phylum Arthropoda, such as an insect, spider, or crustacean.

    • ‘The ecdysozoans are supposed to include arthropods, priapulids and nematodes.’
    • ‘The Cambrian Explosion, for example, is the first time we are able to distinguish a chordate from an arthropod.’
    • ‘All chelicerate arthropods have this special first set of modified legs.’
    • ‘It is of interest that a plant native to Eurasia would host such substantial numbers of phytophagous arthropods in North America.’
    • ‘It is the cuticle that suggests rotifers are close relatives of roundworms and arthropods.’

Pronunciation

arthropod

/ˈɑːθrəpɒd/