Meaning of myriapod

myr•i•a•pod

Pronunciation: (mir'ē-u-pod"), [key]
— n.
  1. any arthropod of the group Myriapoda, having an elongated segmented body with numerous paired, jointed legs, formerly classified as a class comprising the centipedes and millipedes.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the myriapods.
  2. having very numerous legs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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