Megasecoptera

plural noun
Mega·​se·​cop·​tera

Definition of Megasecoptera

: an order of extinct insects of the Upper Carboniferous and Permian that are related to the mayflies and dragonflies and have extremely long cerci

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History and Etymology for Megasecoptera

New Latin, probably from mega- + Greek sēkos pen, fold, trunk of a tree + New Latin -ptera

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“Megasecoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Megasecoptera. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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