Bristle-tail

bristletail

[bris-uhl-teyl]
noun
any of various wingless insects of the order Thysanura, having long, bristlelike, caudal appendages, comprising the firebrats, silverfish, and machilids.

Origin:
1700–10; bristle + tail1

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bristletail (ˈbrɪsəlˌteɪl)
 
n
any primitive wingless insect of the orders Thysanura and Diplura, such as the silverfish and firebrat, having a flattened body and long tail appendages

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