Cam·​po·​dea | \ kamˈpōdeə \

Definition of Campodea

: a genus of wingless elongated insects (order Entotrophi) lacking eyes, having the abdomen ending in two long filaments, and regarded as illustrating a generalized form from which many insects are descended

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Other Words from Campodea

campodeid \ -​ēə̇d \ noun or adjective
campodeoid \ -​ēˌȯid \ adjective

History and Etymology for Campodea

New Latin, from Greek kampē caterpillar + New Latin -odea (modification of Greek -ōdēs -ode)

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“Campodea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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