Po*du"ra\, n.; pl. L. Podur[ae], E. Poduras. [NL.; Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot + ? tail.] Any small leaping thysanurous insect of the genus Podura and related genera; a springtail.

Podura scale (Zo["o]l.), one of the minute scales with which the body of a podura is covered. They are used as test objects for the microscope.
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