plural noun
Ma·​chil·​i·​dae | \ məˈkiləˌdē \

Definition of Machilidae

: a cosmopolitan family of primitive insects (order Thysanura) with dorsally convex body, contiguous compound eyes, and three ocelli

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History and Etymology for Machilidae

New Latin, from Machilis, type genus + -idae

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“Machilidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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