Platyptera

plural noun

Pla·​typ·​tera
pləˈtiptərə
in former classifications
: an order of insects including the termites, bird lice, and other forms that are now divided among several orders

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from platy- + -ptera

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“Platyptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Platyptera. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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