plural noun

: a primary division of Arthropoda comprising forms with single posterior genital aperture and including the insects and centipedes or sometimes only the latter

Word History


New Latin, from opisth- + Greek gonē genitalia (from Greek gignesthai to be born) + New Latin -ata

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“Opisthogoneata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Opisthogoneata. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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