thysanuran

[ thahy-suh-noor-uhn, -nyoor-, this-uh- ]
/ ˌθaɪ səˈnʊər ən, -ˈnyʊər-, ˌθɪs ə- /

adjective

Also thy·sa·nu·rous. belonging or pertaining to the order Thysanura, comprising the bristletails.

noun

a thysanuran insect; bristletail.

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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

Words nearby thysanuran

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British Dictionary definitions for thysanuran

thysanuran
/ (ˌθɪsəˈnjʊərən) /

noun

any primitive wingless insect of the order Thysanura, which comprises the bristletails

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the order Thysanura

Derived forms of thysanuran

thysanurous, adjective

Word Origin for thysanuran

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