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the order Polypoda

From:Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 28, 2001, 5:53
> Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> wrote: > >They belong to the six-limb group of animals (what would be a good > >scientific word for "six-limb"? hexa-something, I assume?).
Herman Miller wrote:
> Probably "hexaped", by analogy with "quadruped" ("hexapod" is a > technical word for "insect").
<quadru-ped> is Latin; <hexa-pod> and <tetra-pod> are Greek. It's hard to make analogies with an irregular form like <quadru->. My dictionary gives <senum pedum crassitudo> `thickness of six feet' but also <sexungula> `six-clawed'; so I'll go with <sexiped>. -- Anton Sherwood --


Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>