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

Definition of Progoneata

in some classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of progoneata

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

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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