Springtail meaning

sprĭngtāl
Any of numerous small wingless hexapods of the class Collembola, having the ability to jump by means of a forked appendage on the abdomen that acts as a spring.
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Any of an order (Collembola) of small, primitive, wingless insects, able to leap great distances by the sudden release of a forklike, abdominal appendage.
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Any of various wingless insects, of the order Collembola, that have spring-like legs.
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