Origin: < ModL Phasmida < Gr phasma, an apparition (akin to phainein, to show: see fantasy) + -ida < neut. pl. of L -ides: see -id
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Origin: From New Latin Phasmida, order name, from Phasma, type genus, from Greek phasma, apparition, from phainein, to show; see phase.
phasmid - Medical Definition