thysanuran

noun
thy·​sa·​nu·​ran | \ ˌthī-sə-ˈnu̇r-ən How to pronounce thysanuran (audio) , -ˈnyu̇r- \

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First Known Use of thysanuran

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thysanuran

New Latin Thysanura, order name (from Greek thýsānos, usually in plural thýsānoi "tassels, fringe" —probably of pre-Greek substratal origin— + -oura, neuter plural of -ouros "having a tail of the kind specified," derivative of ourá "tail") + -an entry 1 — more at ass entry 2

Note: The taxon Thysanura was apparently introduced, in the vernacular form Thysanoures, by Georges cuvier in La règne animal, tome III (Paris, 1817), p. 158.

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“Thysanuran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thysanuran. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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