from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The group of Thysanura which includes Lepisma and allied forms; the bristletails. See bristletail, and lepisma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A group of thysanurous insects, in some systems of classification a suborder of the order Thysanura, containing apterous ametabolous insects with peculiar mouth-parts, abortive or imperfect abdominal legs, and long abdominal appendages (whence the name).
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