Meaning of CENTIPEDE in English


Animal belonging to the class Chilopoda. Some characteristics of centipedes are an elongate, flattened, wormlike shape, a hard external skeleton, two body sections (head and many-segmented trunk), 15 to 30 pairs of legs (one pair per trunk segment), a pair of antennae with 14 or more segments, and simple eyes.

English glossary of entomology and crop protection.      Английский глоссарий энтомологии и защиты растений.