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

Derived forms: peripatuses

Type of: arthropod

Part of: class Onychophora, Onychophora

Encyclopedia: Peripatus