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Scolopendra

Pronunciation: sko'lo-pen'dra

Definition: A genus of centipedes characterized by 21–23 pairs of legs. Common U.S. species are Scolopendra heros (the Western house centipede) and Scolopendra morsitans.

[Mod. L., fr. G. skolopendra, multipede]

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