thysanopteran

[ thahy-suh-nop-ter-uhn, this-uh- ]
/ ˌθaɪ səˈnɒp tər ən, ˌθɪs ə- /

adjective

Also thy·sa·nop·ter·ous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Thysanoptera, comprising the thrips.

noun

Also thysanopteron. a thysanopteran insect; a thrips.

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Origin of thysanopteran

1890–95; <New Latin Thysanopter(a) order name (<Greek thýsan(os) tassel, fringe + -o--o- + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros -winged; see -pterous) + -an
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