Odonata

plural noun
Odo·​na·​ta | \ ˌōdᵊnˈätə, -ˈātə; ōˈdänətə \

Definition of Odonata

: an order of insects containing the dragonflies and damselflies and characterized by aquatic larvae that are nymphs or naiads and by predaciousness in both adult and larval forms

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History and Etymology for Odonata

New Latin, irregular from Greek odōn tooth + New Latin -ata

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“Odonata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Odonata. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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