Definition of Myriapoda in English:

Myriapoda

(also Myriopoda)

noun

Zoology
  • A group of arthropods comprising the centipedes, millipedes, pauropods, and symphylans, which have elongated bodies with numerous leg-bearing segments; (treated as plural) such arthropods collectively.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Stark (fl. 1828). From scientific Latin Myriapoda from myria- + -poda. Compare slightly earlier myriapod [noun], and medieval Greek (or earlier) μυριόπους many-footed.

Pronunciation

Myriapoda

/ˌmɪrɪəˈpəʊdə//ˌmɪrɪˈapədə/