thysanurous

thysanuran

[thahy-suh-noor-uhn, -nyoor-, this-uh-]
adjective
1.
Also, thysanurous. belonging or pertaining to the order Thysanura, comprising the bristletails.
noun
2.
a thysanuran insect; bristletail.

Origin:
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)
 
n
1.  any primitive wingless insect of the order Thysanura, which comprises the bristletails
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the order Thysanura
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek thusanos fringe + oura tail]
 
thysa'nurous
 
adj

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