plural noun
Pro·​go·​ne·​a·​ta | \ prōˌgōnēˈätə, -ˈātə \

Definition of Progoneata

in some classifications
: a primary division of Arthropoda comprising forms with the genital apertures near the anterior end of the body and including the classes Diplopoda, Pauropoda, and Symphyla

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History and Etymology for Progoneata

New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + Greek gonē genitals (from the stem of gignesthai to be born) + New Latin -ata

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“Progoneata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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