Any of various insects, of the order Thysanura, known for their three long caudal filaments.
See Also: thysanurous

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  • Thysanuran — Thys a*nu ran, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Thysanura. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thysanuran — [thī΄sə nyoor′ən, thī΄sənoor′ən; this΄ənyoor′ən, this΄ə noor′ ən, ] n. [< ModL Thysanura (< Gr thysanos, tassel + oura, a tail) + AN] any of an order (Thysanura) of very primitive insects that have bristlelike appendages at the rear end,… …   English World dictionary

  • thysanuran — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek thysanos tassel + oura tail more at ass Date: 1835 bristletail • thysanuran adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thysanuran — /thuy seuh noor euhn, nyoor , this euh /, adj. 1. Also, thysanurous. belonging or pertaining to the order Thysanura, comprising the bristletails. n. 2. a thysanuran insect; bristletail. [1820 30; < NL Thysanur(a) ( < Gk thýsan(os) tassel + oura,… …   Universalium

  • thysanuran — /θɪsəˈnjurən/ (say thisuh nyoohruhn) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Thysanura, an order of wingless insects, with long filamentous caudal appendages, to which the bristletails belong. –noun 2. a thysanuran insect. {New Latin Thysanūra… …  

  • thysanuran — thysa·nu·ran …   English syllables

  • thysanuran — adjective or noun see thysanura …   Useful english dictionary

  • thysanuran insect — noun primitive wingless insects: bristletail • Syn: ↑thysanuron • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑bristletail, ↑silverfish, ↑Lepisma saccharina, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • apterygote — /ap ter i goht , ap teuhr /, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Apterygota, a subclass of primitive wingless insects that undergo little or no metamorphosis. Also, apterygotous /ap ter i goh teuhs/. [ < NL Apterygota name of the subclass, equiv …   Universalium

  • jumping bristletail — noun wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed • Syn: ↑machilid • Hypernyms: ↑thysanuran insect, ↑thysanuron • Member Holonyms: ↑Machilidae, ↑family Machilidae …   Useful english dictionary

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