proturan

[ pruh-too r-uh n, -tyoo r- ]
/ prəˈtʊər ən, -ˈtyʊər- /

noun

a proturan insect; telsontail.

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. protuberancy,
  2. protuberant,
  3. protuberant abdomen,
  4. protuberantly,
  5. protuberate,
  6. protyle,
  7. protégé,
  8. protégée,
  9. proud,
  10. proud as a peacock

Origin of proturan

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

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