centipede (n.) Look up centipede at Dictionary.com
venomous, many-legged, insect-sized arthropod, 1640s, from French centipède, from Latin centipeda "many-footed arthropod," from centum "hundred" (see hundred) + pedis, genitive of pes "foot," from PIE root *ped- (1) "a foot" (see foot (n.)).