<zoology> A chilognath myriapod of the genus Iulus, and allied genera, having numerous short legs along the sides; a milliped or "thousand legs." See Chilognatha.

Origin: Prob. So called because the numerous legs along the sides move rhythmically like the oars of a galley.

(01 Mar 1998)

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