Etymology
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hexapod (n.)

"six-footed insect," 1660s, from Modern Latin hexapod-, stem of hexapodus, from Greek hex "six" (see six) + Greek pod-, stem of pous "foot" (from PIE root *ped- "foot"). Greek hexapous (adj.) was used only with reference to poetic meter. As an adjective from 1856.

updated on May 06, 2017

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Definitions of hexapod from WordNet

hexapod (n.)
an animal having six feet;
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