Also me·cop·ter·on [mi-kop-tuh-ron] /mɪˈkɒp təˌrɒn/. a mecopterous insect.
Origin of mecopteran
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Any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera, characterized by long, membranous wings and an elongated, beaklike head having chewing mouthparts at the tip. Scorpion flies are mecopterans.
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