collembolan

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noun col·lem·bo·lan \kə-ˈlem-bə-lən\

Definition of collembolan

collembolan

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collembolous

play \kə-ˈlem-bə-ləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of collembolan

ultimately from coll- + Greek embolos wedge, stopper — more at embolus


First Known Use: 1873


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