collembolan


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col·lem·bo·lan

 (kə-lĕm′bə-lən)
[coll(o)- + Greek embolos, peg, stopper; see embolus.]

collembolan

(kəˈlɛmbələn)
n
(Animals) any small primitive wingless insect of the order Collembola, which comprises the springtails
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Collembola
[C19: from New Latin Collembola, from Greek kolla glue + embolon peg, wedge]

col•lem•bo•lan

(kəˈlɛm bə lən)

adj.
1. Also, col•lem′bo•lous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Collembola, comprising the springtails.
n.
2. a collembolan insect; springtail.
[1870; < New Latin Collembol(a) (< Greek kóll(a) glue + émbolon wedge; see embolus)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.collembolan - any of numerous minute wingless primitive insects possessing a special abdominal appendage that allows the characteristic nearly perpetual springing patterncollembolan - any of numerous minute wingless primitive insects possessing a special abdominal appendage that allows the characteristic nearly perpetual springing pattern; found in soil rich in organic debris or on the surface of snow or water
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
Collembola, order Collembola - minute wingless arthropods: springtails
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