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A small class of myriapod invertebrates which resemble the centipedes. They are small soft-bodied animals with one pair of legs per segment, living chiefly in forest litter.
- ‘He considered Archipolypoda to represent the ‘prototypes’ of Diplopoda and possibly also Pauropoda.’
- ‘He presented evidence for a single origination of the tracheal system in Dignatha (Pauropoda + Diplopoda), a group whose monophyly is widely accepted.’
- ‘This arthropod subphylum includes the Chilopoda, the Diplopoda, the Pauropoda, and the Symphyla.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek pauros ‘small’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.
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