machilid
machilid mach"i*lid, n. A wingless insect living in dark moist places, as under tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed; called also {jumping bristletail}.

Syn: jumping bristletail. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • machilid — /mak euh lid, meuh kuy /, n. See jumping bristletail. [ < NL Machilidae family name, equiv. to Machilid , s. of Machilis a genus + idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • machilid — noun wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed • Syn: ↑jumping bristletail • Hypernyms: ↑thysanuran insect, ↑thysanuron • Member Holonyms: ↑Machilidae, ↑f …   Useful english dictionary

  • machilid — noun A wingless insect which can jump large distances when disturbed, in the Machilidae family …   Wiktionary

  • jumping bristletail — machilid mach i*lid, n. A wingless insect living in dark moist places, as under tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed; called also {jumping bristletail}. Syn: jumping bristletail. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jumping bristletail — noun wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed • Syn: ↑machilid • Hypernyms: ↑thysanuran insect, ↑thysanuron • Member Holonyms: ↑Machilidae, ↑family Machilidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apterygota — Taxobox name = Apterygota fossil range = Devonian Recent image width = 200px image caption = a machilid regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Apterygota† subdivision ranks = Orders subdivision = *Archaeognatha… …   Wikipedia

  • jumping bristletail — any of several thysanuran insects that live in dark, warm, moist places, as under leaves, bark, and dead tree trunks and along rocky seacoasts, and are active jumpers, making erratic leaps when disturbed. Also called machilid. * * * …   Universalium

  • family Machilidae — noun jumping bristletails • Syn: ↑Machilidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Thysanura, ↑order Thysanura • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Machilidae — noun jumping bristletails • Syn: ↑family Machilidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Thysanura, ↑order Thysanura • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • thysanuran insect — noun primitive wingless insects: bristletail • Syn: ↑thysanuron • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑bristletail, ↑silverfish, ↑Lepisma saccharina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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