Definition of Scolopendrellidae
: a family of minute terrestrial arthropods (class Symphyla) with the first pair of legs usually reduced or imperfect — see scolopendrella
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Origin and Etymology of scolopendrellidae
New Latin, from Scolopendrella, type genus + -idae
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