Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various wingless insects of the order Thysanura, which is usually defined as consisting solely of the silverfish and excluding bristletails of the order Archaeognatha.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Thysanurous.
  • noun A member of the Thysanura.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the Thysanura. Also used adjectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various insects, of the order Thysanura, known for their three long caudal filaments.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Thysanūra, order name : Greek thusanos, tassel + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.]

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