Onychophora

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Onychophora enigmatic small elongated wormlike terrestrial invertebrates of damp dark habitats in warm regions; distinct from the phylum Annelida; resemble slugs with legs and are sometimes described as the missing link between arthropods and annelids
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Onychophora (Zoöl) Malacopoda.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Onychophora An order of Myriapoda established for the reception of the single genus Peripatus. Also called Peripatidea, Malacopoda, and Onychopoda.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., from Gr. , , a claw +