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collembolan

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collembolan


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collembolan 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  minute  wingless  primitive  insects  possessing 
  a  special  abdominal  appendage  that  allows  the 
  characteristic  nearly  perpetual  springing  pattern;  found 
  in  soil  rich  in  organic  debris  or  on  the  surface  of  snow 
  or  water  [syn:  {springtail}] 




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