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cen·ti·pede

centipede

 
pronunciation:
sen t pid
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small animal with a narrow body like a worm. A centipede's body is divided into many segments, each having a pair of legs. The front legs have poison claws. Centipedes are a kind of arthropod and are active at night.
 
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  arthropod, invertebrate, worm
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The word centipede contains the following parts:
cent, centi Latin root that means hundred, hundreth
ped1, pedi, -pede Latin root that means foot, feet
synonyms:
pod, pode