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  • proper n. A taxonomic class within the subphylum Myriapoda — the symphylans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An order of small apterous insects having an elongated body, with three pairs of thoracic and about nine pairs of abdominal legs. They are, in many respects, intermediate between myriapods and true insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order or suborder of insects, combining some characters which are now mostly manifested in widely distinct types.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small class of minute arthropods; unimportant except for the garden centipede

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