mukade means "Centipede" in English.

mukade is normally written with katakana, as ムカデ.
mukade written with hiragana is むかで.
mukade written with kanji is 百足.
These are jouyou kanji 常用漢字, taught in the first year of shougakkou 小学校.
Romaji mu ka de
Kanji 百足
Meaning Hundred Foot
School Level 小1, 小1

mukade may also be written as 蜈蜙, 蜈蚣 or 蝍蛆.

Orthography Notes

  • mukade is a jukujikun 熟字訓 reading for 百足 in this word. That is: those kanji are only read that way when they come together like that.


  • The 100th chapter of Tokyo Ghoul is entitled "Centipede," mukade 百足.

Further Reading

Wikipedia: ムカデ (Centipede)