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Pronunciation: (spring'tāl"), [key]
n.
any of numerous minute, wingless primitive insects of the order Collembola, most possessing a special abdominal appendage for jumping that allows for the nearly perpetual springing pattern characteristic of the group.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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