thysanuran

[thahy-suh-noo r-uh n, -nyoo r-, this-uh-]
noun
  1. a thysanuran insect; bristletail.

Origin of thysanuran

1820–30; < New Latin Thysanur(a) (< Greek thýsan(os) tassel + -oura, neuter plural of -ouros -tailed, adj. derivative of ourá tail) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for thysanuran

thysanuran

noun
  1. any primitive wingless insect of the order Thysanura, which comprises the bristletails
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the order Thysanura
Derived Formsthysanurous, adjective

Word Origin for thysanuran

C19: from New Latin, from Greek thusanos fringe + oura tail
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