plural noun Pro·to·par·ia \ˌprōtəˈpa(a)rēə\

Definition of Protoparia

  1. :  a cosmopolitan order of Lower Cambrian trilobites with the facial suture marginal, the eyes large, and the pygidium small and rudimentary

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Origin and Etymology of protoparia

New Latin, from prot- + Greek pareia cheek — more at proparia

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a brief usually trivial fact

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