plural noun

: a small order of slender elongated chiefly tropical insects with large head and 10-segmented abdomen having males that are usually winged and both nymphs and adults that live in silken webs which they spin with glands in the fore tarsi see web spinner

Word History


New Latin, from Embia + -odea

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“Embiodea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Embiodea. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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