Definition of symphylan in English:

symphylan

noun & adjective

Zoology
  • See Symphyla

    • ‘‘It's interesting that, having built up these nice soils, that a whole different set of pest problems come in, like symphylans and vertebrates like gophers and voles,’ says Mike.’
    • ‘Adult symphylans are white in color with a slender soft body about 1/8-1/4 inches in length.’
    • ‘Don't mistake symphylans for the larger centipedes, which are often beneficial predators.’
    • ‘The seeming random changes in patterns of symphylan infestation make field studies very difficult.’
    • ‘Garden symphylans are small, 12-legged insects, about 1/4 inch long, that live in the soil.’