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A class of six-legged arthropods that comprises the insects. The name is used as another term for "Insecta", especially when the primitive apterygotes are not considered to be true insects.
- ‘Arachnida and Merostomata (horseshoe crabs) are the two extant subclasses that make up the Chelicerata, and Chelicerata, Hexapoda, Crustacea, and Myriapoda together constitute the phylum Arthropoda.’
- ‘These two clades, together with the true insects, form the clade Hexapoda.’
- ‘However, a rival theory - the Pancrustacea hypothesis - suggests that the Crustacea are the stock from which the Hexapoda arose.’
- ‘However, further study of the data suggests a change in dominance over time from the Trilobita to the Hexapoda and Myriapoda.’
- ‘The superclass Hexapoda includes so-called true insects and several classes of primitive wingless proto-insects.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek hexapous, hexapod-, from hex six + pous foot.
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