machilid

machilid

[mak-uh-lid, muh-kahy-]

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Machilidae family name, equivalent to Machilid-, stem of Machilis a genus + -idae -id2

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machilid

noun
wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed [syn: jumping bristletail
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