Scutiger

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Scutiger (Zoöl) Any species of chilopod myriapods of the genus Scutigera. They sometimes enter buildings and prey upon insects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n scutiger In zoology, a centiped of the genus Scutigera; any member of the family Scutigeridæ.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. scutum, shield + gerere, to bear