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japygid

[ juh-pij-id ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of japygid1

< 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; -id 2

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Example Sentences

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

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