Definition of Opisthogoneata
: a primary division of Arthropoda comprising forms with single posterior genital aperture and including the insects and centipedes or sometimes only the latter
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Origin and Etymology of opisthogoneata
New Latin, from opisth- + Greek gonē genitalia (from Greek gignesthai to be born) + New Latin -ata — more at kin
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