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Meaning of bristletail

bris•tle•tail

Pronunciation: (bris'ul-tāl"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various wingless insects of the order Thysanura, having long, bristlelike, caudal appendages, comprising the firebrats, silverfish, and machilids.
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