How centipede got name?

  1. akuigla profile image62
    akuiglaposted 7 years ago

    How centipede got name?

    Did anybody counted centipedes legs?
    Regardless of her smell?

  2. Etarip profile image61
    Etaripposted 7 years ago

    centi- means one hundred in Latin, -pede means foot in Latin. An actual centipede only has about 40 legs, but I think when it was named they did not take the time to count them.