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One entry found for centipede.
Main Entry: cenĚtiĚpede
Pronunciation: primarystresssent-schwa-secondarystresspemacrond
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin centipeda "centipede," from centi- "hundred" and -peda, from ped-, pes "foot" --related to PEDESTRIAN
: any of a class of long flattened arthropods that have many segments with each segment having one pair of legs except for the first segment which has a pair of poison fangs -- compare MILLIPEDE

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