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[hek-suh-pod] /ˈhɛk səˌpɒd/

a six-legged arthropod of the class Insecta (formerly Hexapoda); an insect.
having six feet.
any arthropod of the class Hexapoda (or Insecta); an insect

1660s (n.); 1856 (adj.), from Greek hex “six” (see six) + pod, from Greek pod-, stem of pous “foot” (see foot).


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