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 -- http://ogre.nu/