Definition of diplopod in US English:

diplopod

noun

Zoology
  • See Diplopoda

    • ‘Major arthropod lines have long been recognized (insects, crustaceans, chelicerates, diplopods, chilopods, etc.), but the phylogenetic relationships among these groups remain controversial.’
    • ‘The distribution of fossil oniscomorphs is not surprising as modern diplopods are common in tropical environments characterized by high rainfall.’
    • ‘Several of the genera included in Archipolypoda by Hoffman have been rejected as diplopods.’
    • ‘Aside from the modified legs on trunk segment eight and the paramedian sternal pores, the rest of the characters used to diagnose Archipolypoda above also occur in other diplopod taxa and are only diagnostic in combination.’

Pronunciation

diplopod

/ˈdipləˌpäd/