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  1. any eyeless, wingless, primitive insect of the family Campodeidae, having two long, many-segmented appendages at the rear of its abdomen.
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Campodeidae.
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Origin of campodeid

< New Latin Campodeidae name of the family, equivalent to Campode(a) name of the genus (< Greek kámp(ē) caterpillar + New Latin -odea -ode1) + -idae -id2
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Historical Examples

  • Three principal families may be recognised—viz., Lepesmid, Campodeid, and Japygid.

    The Young Collector's Handbook of Ants, Bees, Dragon-flies, Earwigs, Crickets, and Flies

    W. Harcourt Bath