Definition of Protracheata. Meaning of Protracheata. Synonyms of Protracheata

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Definition of Protracheata

Malacopoda Mal`a*cop"o*da, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? soft + -poda.] (Zo["o]l.) A class of air-breathing Arthropoda; -- called also Protracheata, and Onychophora. Note: They somewhat resemble myriapods, and have from seventeen to thirty-three pairs of short, imperfectly jointed legs, two pairs of simple jaws, and a pair of antenn[ae]. The tranche[ae] are connected with numerous spiracles scattered over the surface of the body. Peripatus is the only known genus. See Peripatus.
Protracheata Pro*tra`che*a"ta, n. pl. [NL. See Pro-, and Trachea.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as Malacopoda.

Meaning of Protracheata from wikipedia

- Onychophora (from Ancient Gr****, onyches, "claws"; and pherein, "to carry"), commonly known as velvet worms (due to their velvety texture and somewhat...