having many legs: said esp. of millipedes and centipedes
Origin of myriapodfrom Modern Latin Myriapoda: see myria- and -pod
a millipede or centipede
Any of numerous arthropods of the subphylum Myriapoda, having segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs, and including the centipedes and millipedes.
Origin of myriapodFrom New Latin Mériapoda class name Greek mūrias ten thousand ; see myriad . New Latin -poda -pod