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(English) A phylum under kingdom Animalia. Diverse group of invertebrates. Three tissue layers. Strong chitinous exoskeleton. Ecdysis or moulting of cuticle to allow growth. Segmented body with bilateral symmetry. Small coelom; principal body cavity is a haemocoel. Jointed limbs.

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