TITLE

Arthropod

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Arthropod, an animal of the phylum Arthropoda. This phylum of invertebrates (animals without backbones) includes insects, spiders, ticks, lobsters, and centipedes. The name is derived from Latin words meaning "joint-footed," and refers to the jointed legs and other appendages of these animals. Arthropods are the most numerous and varied of all animals---more than one million species are known. They are found on land, in seas, and in fresh water.
ACCESSION #
37309816

 

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