plural noun
Pro·​tely·​trop·​tera | \ prəˌtelē‧ˈträpt(ə)rə \

Definition of Protelytroptera

: an order of extinct insects related to the Dermaptera, known only from the Permian, and characterized by slender elytra with a reduced venation and by broad hind wings resembling those of the Dermaptera

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Other Words from Protelytroptera

protelytropteran \ -​t(ə)rən \ noun or adjective
protelytropteron \ -​təˌrän \ noun, plural -s
protelytropterous \ -​t(ə)rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Protelytroptera

New Latin, from prot- + elytron + -ptera

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“Protelytroptera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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