- Also col·lem·bo·lous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Collembola, comprising the springtails.
- a collembolan insect; springtail.
Origin of collembolan
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Mr. Carpenter also tells me that the Collembolan, Isotoma littoralis, is a typical northern migrant.The History of the European Fauna
R. F. Scharff
- any small primitive wingless insect of the order Collembola, which comprises the springtails
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Collembola
Word Origin for collembolan
C19: from New Latin Collembola, from Greek kolla glue + embolon peg, wedge
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