[Gr. kolla, glue + Gr. embolos, embolon a ram, wedge]
A subclass of animals that superficially resemble insects, found within the subphylum Hexapoda. Members of Collembola are frequently found in leaf litter and other decaying matter, where they are one of the main biological agents for the control and the dissemination of soil microorganisms. Occasionally they may infest humans, e.g. on the scalp.
SYN: SEE: springtail
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Collembola." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/774176/all/Collembola.
Collembola. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/774176/all/Collembola. Accessed July 2, 2020.
Collembola. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (23rd edition). F.A. Davis Company. Retrieved July 02, 2020, from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/774176/all/Collembola
Collembola [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2020 July 02]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/774176/all/Collembola.
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