Definition of Protelytroptera
: 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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Origin and Etymology of protelytroptera
New Latin, from prot- + elytron + -ptera
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