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arthropod

noun [C] uk   /ˈɑː.θrə.pɒd/ us    /ˈɑːr.θrə.pɑːd/ specialized
a type of animal with no spine, a hard outer skin, legs with bones joined together, and a body divided into different parts, for example a spider, crab, or antGeneral and informal words for animals
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