Malacopoda

Mal`a*cop"o*da

(?), prop. n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. malako`s soft + -poda.] (Zol.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also Protracheata, and Onychophora.
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They somewhat resemble myriapods, and have from seventeen to thirty-three pairs of short, imperfectly jointed legs, two pairs of simple jaws, and a pair of antenn. The tranche are connected with numerous spiracles scattered over the surface of the body. Peripatus is the only known genus. See Peripatus.
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