Sminthurid Smin*thu"rid, n. [Gr. ??? a mouse + ??? tail.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous small species of springtails, of the family {Sminthurid[ae]}, -- usually found on flowers. See Illust. under {Collembola}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sminthurid — smin·thu·rid …   English syllables

  • sminthurid — I. sminˈthu̇rə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Sminthuridae : of or relating to the Sminthuridae II. noun ( s) : a collembolan of the family Sminthuridae …   Useful english dictionary

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