Definition of Pauropoda in English:

Pauropoda

proper noun

Zoology
  • A small class of myriapod invertebrates that resemble the centipedes. They are small, soft-bodied animals with one pair of legs per segment, living chiefly in forest litter.

    • ‘This arthropod subphylum includes the Chilopoda, the Diplopoda, the Pauropoda, and the Symphyla.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek pauros small + pous, pod- foot.

Pronunciation:

Pauropoda

/ˌpôrəˈpädə/