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  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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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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Historical Examples of japygid

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

    The Young Collector's Handbook of Ants, Bees, Dragon-flies, Earwigs, Crickets, and Flies

    W. Harcourt Bath