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proturan

[pruh-too r-uh n, -tyoo r-]
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noun
  1. a proturan insect; telsontail.
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the order Protura, compromising the telsontails.

Origin of proturan

< New Latin Protur(a) name of the order (see prot-, uro-2, -a1) + -an
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