Grylloblattodea

plural noun
Gryl·​lo·​blat·​to·​dea | \ ˌgrilō(ˌ)blaˈtōdēə \

Definition of Grylloblattodea

: a small extremely primitive suborder of Orthoptera often considered a separate order and comprising a few soft-bodied unpigmented wingless insects with long cerci and antennae and commonly no eyes or ocelli that occur near snow in mountains of western North America and Japan and constitute a single family

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History and Etymology for Grylloblattodea

New Latin, from Grylloblatta, a genus of insects (from gryllo- —from Latin gryllus cricket— + Latin blatta cockroach) + -odea

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“Grylloblattodea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Grylloblattodea. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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