plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from prot- + Blatta + -oidea

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“Protoblattoidea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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