[ mi-kop-ter-uh n ]
/ mɪˈkɒp tər ən /



Also me·cop·ter·on [mi-kop-tuh-ron] /mɪˈkɒp təˌrɒn/. a mecopterous insect.

Origin of mecopteran

see origin at mecopterous, -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for mecopteran

[ mĭ-kŏptər-ən ]

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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