plural noun

: an order of extinct insects related to the Odonata, known mainly from the Upper Carboniferous and Permian, and characterized by a full but specialized venation with numerous crossveins
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from prot- + Odonata

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“Protodonata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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