Proparia

plural noun
Pro·​par·​ia | \ prōˈpa(a)rēə \

Definition of Proparia

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

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Other Words from Proparia

proparian \ -​ēən \ noun or adjective

History and Etymology for Proparia

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Proparia. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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