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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History and Etymology for Protoblattoidea

New Latin, from prot- + Blatta + -oidea

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“Protoblattoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Protoblattoidea. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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