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

Definition of Machilidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of machilidae

New Latin, from Machilis, type genus + -idae

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