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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) 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.

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