nOnychophoraenigmatic 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
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
n. plOnychophora(Zoöl) Malacopoda.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
OnychophoraAn order of Myriapoda established for the reception of the single genus Peripatus. Also called Peripatidea, Malacopoda, and Onychopoda.