[ tel-suh n-teyl ]
/ ˈtɛl sənˌteɪl /


any of several minute, wingless, primitive insects of the order Protura, having a cone-shaped head with sucking and piercing mouthparts and no eyes or antennae, inhabiting damp soil or decaying organic matter.

Origin of telsontail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019