plural noun

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

Word History


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 18 Apr. 2024.

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