Explanation of Names
From Greek hex six, plus podos foot, or leg.
proper noun - six-legged arthropods; a taxonomic group (subphylum or superclass) comprising the insects
as well as three smaller groups of wingless arthropods: Collembola
, and Diplura
hexapod noun - a member of the Hexapoda.
("ten-thousand legs"--millipedes, centipedes, etc.)
Tree of Life Web--Hexapoda
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