[ juh-pij-id ]
/ dʒəˈpɪdʒ ɪd /


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

Nearby words

  1. japn.,
  2. japonaiserie,
  3. japonica,
  4. japonism,
  5. japurá,
  6. jaques,
  7. jaques-dalcroze,
  8. jaques-dalcroze, émile,
  9. jar,
  10. jarabe tapatío

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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