campodeid

[ kam-poh-dee-id ]
/ kæmˈpoʊ di ɪd /

noun

any eyeless, wingless, primitive insect of the family Campodeidae, having two long, many-segmented appendages at the rear of its abdomen.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the family Campodeidae.

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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