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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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