onychophoran


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

onychophoran \onychophoran\ n.
   Any of numerous velvety-skinned wormlike carnivorous animals
   common in tropical forests having characteristics of both
   arthropods and annelid worms; a member of the Onychophora,
   also called Malacopoda. See Malacopoda.

   Syn: velvet worm, peripatus.
        [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
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