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[lep-i-dop-ter-uh n]
noun, plural lep·i·dop·ter·a [lep-i-dop-ter-uh] /ˌlɛp ɪˈdɒp tər ə/.
  1. any lepidopterous insect.
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Origin of lepidopteron

< New Latin, equivalent to lepido- lepido- + Greek -pteron, neuter of -pteros -pterous
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  • Let us in the first place confine our attention to the three chief forms which every Lepidopteron presents, viz.

    Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)

    August Weismann