plural noun
Em·​bi·​o·​dea | \ ˌembēˈōdēə \

Definition of Embiodea

: 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

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New Latin, from Embia + -odea

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“Embiodea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Embiodea. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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