Meaning of “arthropod” in the English Dictionary

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"arthropod" in British English

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arthropodnoun [ 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 ant

(Definition of “arthropod” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arthropod" in American English

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arthropodnoun [ C ]

/ˈɑr·θrəˌpɑd/

biology a member of a group of animals with no spine (= bone down the center of the back), a hard outer skin, legs with bones joined together, and a body divided into sections, for example a spider, crab, or ant

(Definition of “arthropod” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)