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Medical Term:

Scutigera

Pronunciation: sku-tij'e-ra

Definition: A genus of centipedes commonly found in the eastern U.S.; the Eastern house centipede is a member of the species Scutigera cleopatra.

[L. scutum, an oblong shield]

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