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arthronaut
 n.— «The prototypes currently in orbit are roughly a third the projected size of a final Bigelow space module and do not yet contain any form of life support. The arthropod crew of Genesis II—which the company refers to as their “arthronauts”—lives in a specially designed, pressurized “biobox” containing a variety of food, a water-retaining gel and a special system for cleaning out animal waste.» —“Second space ‘hotel’ model launched” by Heidi Ledford Nature July 2, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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