What Does The Name Arthropod Mean?


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Robert Schatten answered
An arthropod is kind of invertebrate, and this particular group of invertebrate contains numerous species. These include spiders, insects, centipedes, shrimp and crayfish. All of these creates share a common ancestor, as they all share common characteristic that define their own body builds.

For instance, they all have a segmented body. The bodies of all these creatures are divided into different segments, and each of these will attach to one another in order to allow the creature to live and to move. Arthropods like spiders can have as few as two sections to their bodies, or others like a millipede will have many.

All of these creatures have symmetry, too. If you were able to draw a line straight down the centre of one of these questions, both of the halves that you create would look exactly the same. This bilateral symmetry is nearly unique, and it means that one side of the body is exactly a mirror image of the other side - no matter what.

All of the creatures have exoskeletons, too. Unlike humans, there bones do not grow on the inside of their bodies for their support. Instead, the body has a hard shell on its outside, which is formed for chitin. This exoskeleton acts as the support that the creature needs, and performs the same function in humans in that the bones protect the vital organs from becoming damaged.

They also all have multiple limb pairs. Naturally, some of them have more than others (like millipedes and spiders), but all arthropods will have a number of pairs of limbs. Even some species of arthropods have evolved to having just a few pairs of appendages on both sides, but many of them still have huge amounts of legs on either side of their long bodies.
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Yooti Bhansali answered
The word arthropod is an amalgamation of the Greek words for 'joint and 'foot'. It is the name of the largest phylum of animals. Arthropods consist of insects, arachnids and others types of creatures. Over eighty percent of the recorded existing animal species come under the category of arthropods. The earliest fossil record of arthropods dates back to the late proterozoic period.

Arthropods can be commonly found in water, salt or fresh, terrestrial and also aerial habitats. The distinction of being the biggest existing arthropod would go to the Japanese spider crab, whose leg span extends to a whopping twelve feet.

Arthropods are distinctive features such as a segmented body, every segment having appendages. All arthropods have a hard covering or exoskeleton that is made up of chitin, which protects the animal. From time to time; an arthropod undertakes the activity of shedding the cover when it moults.

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Anonymous answered
It obviously means boogie, the swing dance in the late 1960's
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Anonymous answered
It means 'joint and foot' but they are these really cool spiders in the Animal kingdom that are part of the arthropod family!!!!
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george moreno answered
It means a large phylum of spineless animals... Like insects,spiders,crustaceans and their relatives, they have segment bodies and external skeleton, and jointed limbs....
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dolly vaz answered
Greek words arthro-joint pod-legs
butterfly,cockroach etc are the members of this family they have jointed legs and a segmented body
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Anonymous answered
Arthropod are animals that belong to the phylum arthropoda e.g are spider, crab, scorpion etc.

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