[[t]ˈhɛk səˌpɒd[/t]] n.
1) ent a six-legged arthropod of the class Insecta (formerly Hexapoda); an insect
2) ent of or pertaining to an insect
Etymology: 1660–70; < Gk hexapod-, s. of hexápous six-footed. See hexa-, -pod hex•ap′o•dous -ˈsæp ə dəs adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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