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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Insects without wings, constituting the seventh Linnæn order of insects, an artificial group, which included Crustacea, spiders, centipeds, and even worms. These animals are now placed in several distinct classes and orders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, a group to which various limits have been assigned.

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