Definition of pselaphognath in English:

pselaphognath

noun

Zoology
  • Any of various minute millipedes comprising the subclass Pselaphognatha, having a soft integument bearing tufts and rows of bristles.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or belonging to the subclass Pselaphognatha.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Pselaphognatha, subclass name from ancient Greek ψηλαϕᾶν to grope about + scientific Latin -o- + ancient Greek γνάθος jaw.

Pronunciation

pselaphognath

/sɪˈlafəˌɡnaθ//ˈsiːləfəˌɡnaθ/