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centipede 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.
earthworm a long worm made up of many segments that loosens the soil by making tunnels.
glowworm a worm-shaped insect that can give off light from its body. The larvae and the females of the firefly are kinds of glowworm.
leech a kind of worm that lives in water or mud and sucks blood from animals. Leeches were once used in medicine to draw blood from people. Leaches are still sometimes used to prevent blood from clotting when reattaching fingers and toes that have been cut off.
millipede a small animal that has a narrow body like a worm, with a hard outer layer. The body of the millipede is divided into many segments, and most segments have two pairs of legs. The millipede is a kind of arthropod.