An official website of the United States government.

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you've safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Concept Breadcrumbs

Preferred Term:

arthropods

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.
Concept Schemes:
NALT Core
Broader Concept:
URI:
https://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/79
Download this Concept:
RDF/XMLCreated 2006-01-19, last modified 2020-10-20