[thahy-suh-noo r-uh n, -nyoo r-, this-uh-]
- Also thy·sa·nu·rous. belonging or pertaining to the order Thysanura, comprising the bristletails.
- 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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- any primitive wingless insect of the order Thysanura, which comprises the bristletails
- of, relating to, or belonging to the order Thysanura
C19: from New Latin, from Greek thusanos fringe + oura tail