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thysanuran

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

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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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