Ploiaria

noun
Ploi·​ar·​ia | \ plȯiˈ(y)a(a)rēə, plōˈya- \

Definition of Ploiaria

: the type genus of the family Ploiariidae comprising fragile-bodied bugs with elongated cylindrical heads, prominent eyes, raptorial forelimbs, and the remaining limbs greatly elongated and filamentous

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History and Etymology for Ploiaria

New Latin, probably modification of Greek ploiarion boat, diminutive of ploion ship; akin to Greek plein to sail, float

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“Ploiaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ploiaria. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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