ephemeropteran

[ ih-fem-uh-rop-ter-uh n ]
/ ɪˌfɛm əˈrɒp tər ən /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the insect order Ephemeroptera, comprising the mayflies.

noun

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Origin of ephemeropteran

< New Latin Ephemeropter(a) (equivalent to Greek ephḗmer(on) ephemeron + -o- -o- + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros -pterous) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for ephemeropteran

ephemeropteran
/ (iːˌfɛməˈrɒptərən) /

noun

another word for ephemerid

adjective

of or relating to the Ephemeroptera
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