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mecopterous

[ mi-kop-ter-uhs ]
/ mɪˈkɒp tər əs /
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adjective

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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