plural noun

: an order of extinct insects related to the Plecoptera, known only from the Permian, and characterized by primitive plecopterid features and a pair of prothoracic lobes resembling small wings
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from prot- + Perlaria

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“Protoperlaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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