TITLE

Centipede

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Centipede, a small animal, related to the insects. It has a long, flattened body made up of segments. Each segment bears a pair of legs, and there may be from 15 to 173 segments, depending upon the species. (The name centipede means �hundred-footed.�) The first pair of legs is modified into hook-like jaws equipped with poison glands. Centipedes feed chiefly upon insects. The bite of the large tropical species is dangerous to humans, but is not necessarily fatal.
ACCESSION #
37309917

 

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