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thysanuran

[thahy-suh-noo r-uh n, -nyoo r-, this-uh-] /ˌθaɪ səˈnʊər ən, -ˈnyʊər-, ˌθɪs ə-/
adjective
1.
Also, thysanurous. belonging or pertaining to the order Thysanura, comprising the bristletails.
noun
2.
a thysanuran insect; bristletail.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin Thysanur(a) (< Greek thýsan(os) tassel + -oura, neuter plural of -ouros -tailed, adj. derivative of ourá tail) + -an
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thysanuran

/ˌθɪsəˈnjʊərən/
noun
1.
any primitive wingless insect of the order Thysanura, which comprises the bristletails
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Thysanura
Derived Forms
thysanurous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek thusanos fringe + oura tail
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