arthropod arthropod  /ˈɑrθrə ˌpɑd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin

Usage(s):

  • Much to her delight, it chugs along the floor like some fanciful arthropod out of A Bug's Life.

News

  • RoboRoach: A $99 Creepy-Crawly Cyborg You Control With Your Phone

    Available to backers via Kickstarter today, and featured at TEDGlobal this week, the RoboRoach is a $99 kit consisting of electrodes, sensors, and a few batteries that allows anyone to drive their very own cockroach. Attaching the electronic "backpack" to an unwitting arthropod is not for the squeamish. You must sand down the top of the critter's head in order to attach a plug, "Exactly like the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

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Quotes

  • "With a head like the giant Cambrian aquatic predator Anomalocaris and a body like a modern arthropod, the specimen is the only known example of this unusual creature," said Derek Briggs, director of Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History and...
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Derek Briggs Source: Science Daily (press release)

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