plural noun Sym·phy·la \ˈsim(p)fələ\

Definition of Symphyla

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of symphyla

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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