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japygid

[ juh-pij-id ]
/ dʒəˈpɪdʒ ɪd /
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noun

any eyeless, wingless, primitive insect of the family Japygidae, having a pair of pincers at the rear of its abdomen.

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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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