Protodonata

plural noun

Prot·​odonata
(¦)prōt+
: 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
protodonatan
-tən
adjective or noun
protodonate
(ˈ)prōt+
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from prot- + Odonata

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“Protodonata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Protodonata. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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