Po*du"ra (?), n.; pl. L. Podurae (#), E. Poduras (#). [NL.; Gr. poy`s, podo`s, foot + tail.]
Any small leaping thysanurous insect of the genus Podura and related genera; a springtail.
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Podura scale Zool., one of the minute scales with which the body of a podura is covered. They are used as test objects for the microscope.
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