Platyptera

plural noun
Pla·​typ·​tera | \ pləˈtiptərə \

Definition of Platyptera

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

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History and Etymology for Platyptera

New Latin, from platy- + -ptera

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“Platyptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Platyptera. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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