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lepidopteron

[lep-i-dop-ter-uh n] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ən/
noun, plural lepidoptera
[lep-i-dop-ter-uh] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
any lepidopterous insect.
Origin of lepidopteron
< New Latin, equivalent to lepido- lepido- + Greek -pteron, neuter of -pteros -pterous
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