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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