plural noun
Prot·​odonata | \ (¦)prōt+ \

Definition of Protodonata

: 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

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Other Words from Protodonata

protodonatan \ -​tən \ adjective or noun
protodonate \ (ˈ)prōt+ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Protodonata

New Latin, from prot- + Odonata

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“Protodonata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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