Pronunciation: (mir'ē-u-pod"), [key]
any arthropod of the group Myriapoda, having an elongated segmented body with numerous paired, jointed legs, formerly classified as a class comprising the centipedes and millipedes.
1. Also,myr•i•ap•o•dousPronunciation: (mir"ē-ap'u-dus). [key]belonging or pertaining to the myriapods.
2. having very numerous legs. Also,myr'i•o•pod".
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