Symphyla

plural noun
Sym·​phy·​la | \ ˈsim(p)fələ \

Definition of Symphyla

: a small class of minute progoneate arthropods that with the exception of the garden centipede are rarely seen and of no economic importance

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History and Etymology for Symphyla

New Latin, from syn- + Greek phylē kind, species, tribe; from their combining characteristics of both insects and myriopods

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“Symphyla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Symphyla. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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