Protoblattoidea

plural noun Pro·to·blat·toi·dea

Definition of Protoblattoidea

:a polyphyletic group of extinct families of insects related to the Blattaria and Protorthoptera, known only from the Upper Carboniferous and Permian, and formerly regarded as an order

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Origin and Etymology of protoblattoidea

New Latin, from prot- + Blatta + -oidea


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