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mecopterous

[mi-kop-ter-uh s]
adjective
  1. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Mecoptera, comprising the scorpionflies and hangingflies.
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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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