arthropodean
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌɑːθɹəpɒˈdiːən/
Adjective

arthropodean (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Of, resembling, or relating to the Arthropoda.
    • 1955: AUTHOR UNKNOWN, Research films, p429 or 119 (sources contradict) — MENTION ONLY
      (888) MANTON, S. M. The Evolution of Arthropodean Locomotory Mechanisms. Part I. The Locomotion of Peripatus. J. Linn. Soc. (Zool.) 1950, 41, 529.
    • 2000: The Paleontological Society, the Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Journal of Paleontology, p84
      …the arthropod inherited: — profuse segmentation and its segmental organs; its nervous system and sense organs, including segmental eyes from the peristome as well as from the succeeding segments; besides two pairs of eyes from the prostomium; a pair of antennae and anal cerci, besides the normal appendages, which in the interval between the polychaet and the pro-arthropod had acquired arthropodean character and were biramous; and pleura, which also are appendages, being derived from foliate lobes of…



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