Definition of Chilopoda in English:

Chilopoda

proper noun

Zoology
  • A class of myriapod arthropods that comprises the centipedes.

    • ‘This arthropod subphylum includes the Chilopoda, the Diplopoda, the Pauropoda, and the Symphyla.’
    • ‘Finally, the protNJ tree exhibits a rather different topology, with the Diplopoda as basal clade to all other Arthropoda and the Chilopoda + L. polyphemus sister group of Crustacea + Hexapoda.’
    • ‘It is agreed that the Chilopoda constitute a natural group, but the systematics differ according to various sources.’
    • ‘P. cinereus and some members of the class Chilopoda occupy the same microhabitat, consume similar types of prey, and are similar in body size.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek kheilos lip + pous, pod- foot.

Pronunciation:

Chilopoda

/kīˈläpədə/