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A term which today is normally synonymous with "very large number." Its origins go back to the Greek word murious, meaning uncountable. The plural of this, murioi, evolved into the Latin myriad, which the Romans used to represent ten thousand. Myriapod is a general name for any many-legged anthropod, such as a millipede or a centipede.


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