Arthropoda means "jointed feet".
General characteristics of Arthropods:
Phylum Arthropoda comprises of the following subgroups and some major classes:
Ar*throp"o*da (#), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. joint + -poda.] Zool.
A large division of Articulata, embracing all those that have jointed legs. It includes Insects, Arachnida, Pychnogonida, and Crustacea.
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