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Definition of "millipede" [millipede]

  • Any of various crawling herbivorous myriapods of the class Diplopoda, found worldwide and having a cylindrical segmented body with two pairs of legs attached to all segments except for the first four in the thoracic region. Also called diplopod. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "millipede" in a sentence
  • "Now I want one and have to convince mom why having a 10 inch long, millipede, which is a veggetarian (but will eat carrion) is a good pet."
  • "It's called a millipede migration and there could be a number of reasons why the bugs are coming up from the ground and swarming around homes."
  • "In one kind of millipede, in the male the last pair of legs has a sound-producing apparatus, consisting of a ridged plate, which, by being rubbed against a set of tiny, bead-like bodies set in the surface of the last shield covering the body, produces a peculiar noise."
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