from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A Linnean genus of apterous insects, corresponding to the modern order Thysanura, used by later naturalists with various restrictions, and now typical of the family Poduridæ.
- noun [lowercase] A species of this genus; a poduran.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Any small leaping thysanurous insect of the genus Podura and related genera; a springtail.
- noun (Zoöl.) one of the minute scales with which the body of a podura is covered. They are used as test objects for the microscope.
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Vade Mecum with mounted specimens of sheep's wool, and the hairs of other quadrupeds, a distorted proboscis of a fly, and podura scales, we read but little of mites and their habits.