Milliped is a term typically used to describe an arthropod belonging to the class Diplopoda. These creatures are typically characterized by a long, segmented body and multiple pairs of legs. However, there are several synonyms for the word milliped, including "thousand-legger" and "centipede" which refers to the subphylum Myriapoda. Despite their name, centipedes do not typically have 100 legs, but can have anywhere from 30 to 354. Another relevant synonym for milliped is "polydesmid" which refers to one of the largest and most diverse families of millipedes in the world. Regardless of its specific name, the milliped is an intriguing creature that has fascinated scientists and curious observers for centuries.