Definition of Class Symphyla

1. Noun. Small class of minute arthropods; unimportant except for the garden centipede.

Exact synonyms: Symphyla
Group relationships: Arthropoda, Phylum Arthropoda
Member holonyms: Genus Scutigerella, Scutigerella
Generic synonyms: Class

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Literary usage of Class Symphyla

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The class Symphyla includes a small number of many-legged arthropods which exhibit striking affinities with insects, and especially with the Thysanura. ..."

2. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"To a certain extent, connecting the centipedes with the millipedes and insects, is the class Symphyla, containing the single genus ..."

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