Grylloblattodea

plural noun

Gryl·​lo·​blat·​to·​dea
ˌgrilō(ˌ)blaˈtōdēə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Grylloblattodea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Grylloblattodea. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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