lepidopteron

[ lep-i-dop-ter-uh n ]
/ ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ən /
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noun, plural lep·i·dop·ter·a [lep-i-dop-ter-uh] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ə/.

any lepidopterous insect.

Origin of lepidopteron

< New Latin, equivalent to lepido- lepido- + Greek -pteron, neuter of -pteros -pterous
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