mecopterous

[ mi-kop-ter-uh s ]
/ mɪˈkɒp tər əs /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the insect order Mecoptera, comprising the scorpionflies and hangingflies.

Nearby words

  1. meconium aspiration,
  2. meconium ileus,
  3. meconium peritonitis,
  4. meconopsis,
  5. mecopteran,
  6. med,
  7. med.,
  8. med. gr.,
  9. med. lat.,
  10. med.sc.d.

Origin of mecopterous

1888; < New Latin Mecopter(a) (< Greek mêk(os) length + -o- -o- + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros -pterous) + -ous; an irregular re-formation of Greek makrópteros long-winged

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