millepede

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n millepede any of numerous herbivorous nonpoisonous arthropods having a cylindrical body of 20 to 100 or more segments most with two pairs of legs
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Usage

In literature:

He discussed the "efficacy" of millepedes, which he found to be "very diuretical and aperitive.
"Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England" by Charles W. Bodemer
The millepedes they also dread.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
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In science:

The relative positions of the detector planes within a T2 quarter in terms of x- and y-shifts (internal alignment) have been obtained using two different methods (iterative and MILLEPEDE), giving consistent results in the related corrections with an uncertainty of about 30 ┬Ám.
Summary of Physics Results from the TOTEM Experiment
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