Podura

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Podura Any small leaping thysanurous insect of the genus Podura and related genera; a springtail.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n podura A Linnean genus of apterous insects, corresponding to the modern order Thysanura, used by later naturalists with various restrictions, and now typical of the family Poduridæ. They have but one tarsal claw. Some forms are found on standing water, others on the snow. They are known as springtails and snow-fieas. See cut under springtail.
    • n podura [lowercase] A species of this genus; a poduran.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Podura pō-dū′ra a genus of apterous insects—spring-tails, snow-fleas.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL.; Gr. poy`s podo`s, foot + tail
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pous, foot, oura, tail.

Usage

In literature:

The mandibles, like those of other Poduras, end in from three to six teeth, and have a broad, many-toothed molar surface below.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
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