bristletails


bristletails
n. small insect with a long bristlelike tail but has no wings

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bristletail — Several wingless insects are known as bristletails: *Order Thysanura silverfish and allies *Order Archaeognatha, especially the species Machilis maritima *Order Diplura two pronged bristletails …   Wikipedia

  • Archaeognatha — Temporal range: Devonian–Recent[1] …   Wikipedia

  • bristletail — /bris euhl tayl /, n. any of various wingless insects of the order Thysanura, having long, bristlelike, caudal appendages, comprising the firebrats, silverfish, and machilids. [1700 10; BRISTLE + TAIL1] * * * ▪ insect       any of approximately… …   Universalium

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • Cinura — Ci*nu ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? To move + o yra tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) The group of Thysanura which includes Lepisma and allied forms; the bristletails. See {Bristletail}, and {Lepisma}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Machilidae — Machilidae, prop. n. A natural family of insects including the jumping bristletails. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thysanoura — Thysanura Thys a*nu ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? fringe + ? tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of wingless hexapod insects which have setiform caudal appendages, either bent beneath the body to form a spring, or projecting as bristles. It comprises the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thysanura — Thys a*nu ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? fringe + ? tail.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of wingless hexapod insects which have setiform caudal appendages, either bent beneath the body to form a spring, or projecting as bristles. It comprises the Cinura, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diplura — For other uses, see Diplura (disambiguation). Diplurans Temporal range: Late Carboniferous–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • 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


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