- The definition of arthropod is an animal without a back bone, with six or more jointed legs, a segmented body and a supporting structure on the outside.
An example of arthropod is a scorpion.
Origin: arthro- plush -pod
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Origin: From New Latin Arthropoda, phylum name : arthro- + New Latin -poda, -pod.
- arˈthro·pod adjective
- ar·thropˈo·dan , ar·thropˈo·dal adjective
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