1. centipede

noun. ['ˈsɛntɪˌpiːd'] chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors.


  • house centipede
  • class Chilopoda
  • Chilopoda
  • arthropod


  • centi- (Latin)
  • centum (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word centipede

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you are bitten by a centipede, here are steps that you can take to treat the bite.

2. Adjective
Because centipede grass is not a highly drought-tolerant grass, homeowners tend to water the grass frequently.