Sym*phy"la (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. with + a clan.] Zool.

An order of small apterous insects having an elongated body, with three pairs of thoracic and about nine pairs of abdominal legs. They are, in many respects, intermediate between myriapods and true insects.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.