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. 2000.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • Thysanura — Taxobox name = Thysanura image width = 200px image caption = Silverfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Apterygota ordo = Thysanura subdivision ranks = Families subdivision = *Lepismatidae *Nicoletiidae… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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