collembolous
adjective see collembolan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • collembolous — col·lem·bo·lous …   English syllables

  • collembolous — adjective see collembola …   Useful english dictionary

  • collembolan — noun Etymology: ultimately from coll + Greek embolos wedge, stopper more at embolus Date: 1873 springtail • collembolan or collembolous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collembolan — /keuh lem beuh leuhn/, adj. 1. Also, collembolous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Collembola, comprising the springtails. n. 2. a collembolan insect; springtail. [1870; < NL Collembol(a) order name (equiv. to Gk kóll(a) glue + émbola …   Universalium

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