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Millipede

millipede
A venomous nonpredaceous arthropod of the order diplopoda, characterised by two pairs of legs per leg-bearing segment. The venom is purely defensive, oozed or squirted from pores along the body, producing irritation to the skin or severe inflammation if it reaches the eyes.
Origin: milli– L. Pes, pedis, foot


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