proturan

[ pruh-toor-uhn, -tyoor- ]
/ prəˈtʊər ən, -ˈtyʊər- /

noun

a proturan insect; telsontail.

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the order Protura, compromising the telsontails.

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Origin of proturan

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