Definition of Diplopoda

1. Noun. Arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes.

Exact synonyms: Class Diplopoda, Class Myriapoda, Myriapoda
Group relationships: Arthropoda, Phylum Arthropoda
Member holonyms: Millepede, Milliped, Millipede
Generic synonyms: Class



Definition of Diplopoda

1. n. pl. An order of myriapods having two pairs of legs on each segment; the Chilognatha.

Medical Definition of Diplopoda

1. An order of myriapods having two pairs of legs on each segment; the Chilognatha. Origin: Gr. Double + -poda. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diplopoda

diplonema
diploneural
diplons
diplont
diplontic
diplonts
diplopagus
diplophase
diplophases
diplophyte
diplophytes
diplopia
diplopias
diplopic
diplopod
diplopoda (current term)
diplopodia
diplopods
diplopy
diplornavirus
diplosegment
diplosegments
diploses
diplosis
diplosome
diplosomes
diplosomia
diplostemonous
diplostemony
diplotene

Literary usage of Diplopoda

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"But it seems better to merely place them in this appendix to the arthropod series until more is known of their relationships. CLASS diplopoda The Millipedes ..."

2. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1899)
"As contrasted with the Chilopoda, which possess a large number of segments when hatched, the young diplopoda are thus comparatively far removed from the ..."

3. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"Each chamber gives off one pair, or in diplopoda two pairs, of lateral arteries. There is an anterior aorta which sends forward a cephalic vessel, ..."

4. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"... diplopoda, Arachnida, etc. ACCORDING to modern views, centipedes are regarded as near allies ' . . , of insects, the chief differences between the two ..."

5. Economic Zoology: An Introductory Text-book in Zoology, with Special by Herbert Osborn (1908)
"the extensive groups of Chilopoda, diplopoda, etc., and, most important of all, the immense group of insects, which by extreme specialization and ..."

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