Protocoleoptera

plural noun
Pro·to·coleoptera | \ ¦prōt(ˌ)ō+ \

Definition of Protocoleoptera 

in some classifications

: an order of extinct insects that are now usually regarded as belonging to the order Protelytroptera

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Other words from Protocoleoptera

protocoleopteran \-tərən \ adjective or noun
protocoleopteron \¦prōt(ˌ)ō+ \ noun plural -s
protocoleopterous \"+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Protocoleoptera

New Latin, from prot- + Coleoptera

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