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Noun: centipede  'sen-tu,peed
  1. Chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors

Derived forms: centipedes

Type of: arthropod

Part of: Chilopoda, class Chilopoda

Encyclopedia: Centipede