Protelytroptera

plural noun Pro·tely·trop·tera \prəˌtelē‧ˈträpt(ə)rə\

Definition of Protelytroptera

  1. :  an order of extinct insects related to the Dermaptera, known only from the Permian, and characterized by slender elytra with a reduced venation and by broad hind wings resembling those of the Dermaptera

protelytropteran

\-t(ə)rən\ noun or adjective

protelytropteron

\-təˌrän\ noun, plural

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protelytropterous

\-t(ə)rəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of protelytroptera

New Latin, from prot- + elytron + -ptera


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