plural noun

: an order of primitively wingless, eyeless, unpigmented insects that are related to the Symphyla and Thysanura, that have the mouthparts largely concealed within the head and the abdomen ending in a pair of filamentous or forceps-shaped cerci, and that live in the soil

Word History


New Latin, from ent- + trophi

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“Entotrophi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Entotrophi. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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