n. plCinura(Zoöl) The group of Thysanura which includes Lepisma and allied forms; the bristletails. See Bristletail, and Lepisma.
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cinuraA group of thysanurous insects, in some systems of classification a suborder of the order Thysanura, containing apterous ametabolous insects with peculiar mouth-parts, abortive or imperfect abdominal legs, and long abdominal appendages (whence the name). They are known as bristletails, and are of the genera Campodea, Japyx, Lepisma, etc., commonly ranged in two families, Campodeidæ and Lepismatidæ. See cut under Campodea.