plural noun
Pro·​japygidae | \ ¦prō+\

Definition of Projapygidae

: a small but widely distributed family of the order Entotrophi comprising minute chiefly tropical subterranean insects

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History and Etymology for Projapygidae

New Latin, from Projapyg-, Projapyx, type genus (from pro- entry 1 + Japyg-, Japyx) + -idae

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