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Arthropods, basic features

Arthropods, basic features


Many arthropods are capable of carrying disease. This illustration shows some of the general characteristics of arthropods.

Review Date 7/14/2015

Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.