[mil-uh-peed] /ˈmɪl əˌpid/
any terrestrial arthropod of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical body composed of 20 to more than 100 segments, each with two pairs of legs.
any terrestrial herbivorous arthropod of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical body made up of many segments, each of which bears two pairs of walking legs See also myriapod
also millepede, c.1600, from Latin millepeda “wood louse,” a type of crawling insect, from mille “thousand” (see million) + pes (genitive pedis) “foot” (see foot (n.)). Probably a loan-translation of Greek chiliopous.
Any of various wormlike arthropods of the class Diplopoda, having a long body composed of many narrow segments, most of which have two pairs of legs. Millipedes feed on plants and, unlike centipedes, do not have venomous pincers. Compare centipede.
[mil-uh-rem] /ˈmɪl əˌrɛm/ noun 1. one thousandth of a . Abbreviation: mrem.
[mil-uh-rent-guh n, -juh n, -ruhnt-] /ˈmɪl əˌrɛnt gən, -dʒən, -ˌrʌnt-/ noun 1. a unit of radiation equal to one thousandth of a roentgen. Abbreviation: mR, mr.
[mil-uh-sek-uh nd] /ˈmɪl əˌsɛk ənd/ noun 1. one thousandth of a . Abbreviation: msec. /ˈmɪlɪˌsɛkənd/ noun 1. one thousandth of a second ms n. “one thousandth of a second,” 1922, from milli- + second (n.). millisecond mil·li·sec·ond (mĭl’ĭ-sěk’ənd) n. Abbr. ms, msec One thousandth (10-3) of a second. unit (ms) One thousandth of a second, […]
[mil-uh-vohlt] /ˈmɪl əˌvoʊlt/ noun, Electricity. 1. a unit of electromotive force equal to one thousandth of a . Abbreviation: mV, mv. millivolt mil·li·volt (mĭl’ə-vōlt’) n. Abbr. mV A unit of potential difference equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a volt.