[ gril-oh-blat-id ]

  1. a primitive insect of the order Grylloblattidea, having a soft, unpigmented wingless body with long antennae and no eyes, living under stones in moderately high mountains of the western U.S., Japan, and the U.S.S.R.

Origin of grylloblattid

<New Latin Grylloblattidae a family of the order, equivalent to Grylloblatt(a) a genus (Latin grill(us) cricket + New Latin -o--o- + Latin blatta cockroach) + -idae-id2

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