Definition of dipluran in English:


adjective & noun

  • See Diplura

    • ‘The study yielded new cave records for amphipods, isopods, diplurans, and carabid beetles.’
    • ‘Some dipluran species are herbivorous and feed on plants and plant material.’
    • ‘Similar to some other primitive wingless insects, diplurans have external sexual reproduction.’
    • ‘The cerci of some diplurans are designed to break off near the base if they are mishandled.’
    • ‘We have obtained the most extensive sample of basal hexapods so far: namely, 10 proturans, 12 diplurans, and 10 collembolans, including all their major subgroups - plus a wide range of out-group taxa.’