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japygid

[juh-pij-id] /dʒəˈpɪdʒ ɪd/
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1.
any eyeless, wingless, primitive insect of the family Japygidae, having a pair of pincers at the rear of its abdomen.
Origin of japygid
< New Latin Japygidae, equivalent to Japyg-, stem of Japyx a genus (apparently Latin Jāpyx the eponymous founder of Jāpygia < Greek Iāpygía a region of S Italy) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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