Centipede Definition

sĕntə-pēd
centipedes
noun
Any of a class (Chilopoda) of elongated, many-segmented, insect-eating arthropods with a pair of legs to each segment, the front pair being modified into poison claws.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Centipede

Noun

Singular:
centipede
Plural:
centipedes

Origin of Centipede

  • From French centipède, from Latin centi- (“hundred”), + -pede (“feet”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin centipeda centi- centi- pēs ped- foot –ped

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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