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Noun: onychophoran  ,ó-nu'kó-fu-run
  1. Any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals common in tropical forests having characteristics of both arthropods and annelid worms
    - velvet worm, peripatus

Derived forms: onychophorans

Type of: arthropod

Part of: class Onychophora, Onychophora

Encyclopedia: Onychophoran