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GNATHOPODA

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 148 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GNATHOPODA, a term in zoological classification, suggested as an alternative name for the group Arthropoda (q.v.). The word, which means " jaw-footed," refers to the fact that in the members of the group, some of the lateral appendages or " feet " in the region of the mouth act as jaws.
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