Symphypleona

plural noun
Sym·​phy·​ple·​o·​na | \ ˌsim(p)fəˈplēənə \

Definition of Symphypleona

: a suborder of Collembola comprising springtails with a nearly spherical body in which the segmentation is obscure or lacking — compare arthropleona

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History and Etymology for Symphypleona

New Latin symphy- (from Greek symphyēs grown together) + -pleona (from Greek plein to swim)

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“Symphypleona.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Symphypleona. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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