Definition of machilid in English:

machilid

noun

Entomology
  • A member of the family Machilidae of bristletails, small primitive wingless insects belonging to the order Thysanura.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the family Machilidae.

Origin

1940s. From scientific Latin Machilidae, family name, probably from post-classical Latin machil Levitical priest's garment + -idae.

Pronunciation

machilid

/məˈkɪlɪd//ˈmakɪlɪd/