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Related to bristletail: jumping bristletail
1. Any of various small wingless insects of the order Archaeognatha, having a three-pronged tail and large compound eyes and tending to jump when disturbed.
2. A silverfish.
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(Animals) any primitive wingless insect of the orders Thysanura and Diplura, such as the silverfish and firebrat, having a flattened body and long tail appendages
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any of various wingless insects of the order Thysanura, having long bristlelike caudal appendages, comprising the firebrats and silverfish.
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