Meaning of arthropod

ar•thro•pod

Pronunciation: (är'thru-pod"), [key]
— n.
  1. any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having a segmented body, jointed limbs, and usually a chitinous shell that undergoes moltings, including the insects, spiders and other arachnids, crustaceans, and myriapods.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Arthropoda.
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