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arthropods
Subject Category
L Animal Science and Animal Products
S Biological Sciences
Definition
Members of the phylum Arthropoda, composed of organisms having a hard, jointed exoskeleton and paired jointed legs. It includes the class insects and the subclass Arachnida, many species of which are important medically as parasites or as vectors of organisms capable of causing disease in man.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings
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Scope Note
Includes common types of arthropods; For taxonomic classification SEE Arthropoda.
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/79
Broader Term
invertebrates
Narrower Term
aquatic arthropods
beneficial arthropods
hematophagous arthropods
mites
predatory arthropods
soil arthropods
spiders
Related Term
arthropod venoms
Arthropoda
hemocyanin
shell (arthropods)
Spanish
artrópodos
Term Number
79