What is another word for arthropod?

Pronunciation: [ˈɑːθɹəpˌɒd] (IPA)

Arthropods are a diverse and vast group of invertebrates that have segmented bodies, exoskeletons, and paired jointed appendages. Some common synonyms for the word "arthropod" include "insect", "crustacean", "spider", "millipede", and "centipede". Insects are the largest group of arthropods and include species like butterflies, ants, and bees. Crustaceans, such as lobsters, crabs, and shrimp, are a group of arthropods that are primarily aquatic and have a hard exoskeleton. Spiders are a type of arachnid, which also includes scorpions and ticks, and have four pairs of legs and two body segments. Millipedes and centipedes are also arthropods, but belong to a group known as myriapods and have numerous legs.

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Usage examples for Arthropod

I once watched an ant with a piece of leaf which had a regular shepherd's crook at the top, and if his adventures of fifty feet could have been caught on a moving-picture film, Charlie Chaplin would have had an arthropod rival.
"Edge of the Jungle"
William Beebe
A spider on the other hand is an arthropod, made up of a cepolothorax joined to an abdomen.
"Free from School"
Rahul Alvares
Thus in the life-story of an insect or other arthropod, such as a lobster, a spider, or a centipede, there must be a succession of cuticle-castings-'moults' or ecdyses as they are often called.
"The Life-Story of Insects"
Geo. H. Carpenter

Famous quotes with Arthropod

  • In France, Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire attempted to portray the skeleton of vertebrates as a set of modifications upon an archetypal vertebra. In the 1820's, Geoffroy extended his ambitious plan to include annelids and arthropods under that same rubric. ...Vertebrates support their soft parts with an internal skeleton, but insects must live within their vertebrae (a reality, not a metaphor, for Geoffroy). This comparison led to... the claim that a vertebrate rib must represent the same organ as an arthropod leg - and that insects must therefore walk on their own ribs!
    Stephen Jay Gould
  • Gaskell... had to keep his stately soldiers upright and uniformly oriented... by crafting the brain and spinal cord from an arthropod digestive tube, while forming a completely new gut below. ...Gaskell thought that his move would rescue the theory of linear progress, with its necessary transition of arthropod into vertebrate, from the absurdities of the old inversion theory.
    Stephen Jay Gould

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