from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many elongated arthropods, of the class Diplopoda, with cylindrical bodies that have two pairs of legs for each one of their 20 to 100 or more body segments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as milleped.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
Latin mīlipeda, a kind of insect : mīlle, thousand; + pēs, ped-, foot.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin milli- ("thousand") + pedis ("foot") (Wiktionary)