phasmid definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Modern Latin Phasmida ; from Classical Greek phasma, an apparition (akin to phainein, to show: see fantasy) plush -ida ; from neuter plural of Classical Latin -ides: see -id
phasmid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: From New Latin Phasmida, order name, from Phasma, type genus, from Greek phasma, apparition, from phainein, to show; see phase.
phasmid - Medical Definition