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
campodeid\-ēə̇d\ noun or adjective
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of campodea
New Latin, from Greek kampē caterpillar + New Latin -odea (modification of Greek -ōdēs -ode)
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Campodea? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).