plural noun

: an order of trilobites in which the posterior branch of the facial suture cuts the lateral margin of the cephalon
noun or adjective

Word History


New Latin, from pro- entry 1 + Greek pareia cheek, cheekpiece of a helmet, probably from para- + -eia (akin to Greek ous ear)

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“Proparia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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