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A member of the family Machilidae of bristletails, small primitive wingless insects belonging to the order Thysanura.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of the family Machilidae.
1940s. From scientific Latin Machilidae, family name, probably from post-classical Latin machil Levitical priest's garment + -idae.
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