thysanopteran

[ thahy-suh-nop-ter-uh n, 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.

Nearby words

  1. thyroxin,
  2. thyroxine,
  3. thyrse,
  4. thyrsoid,
  5. thyrsus,
  6. thysanopteron,
  7. thysanuran,
  8. thyself,
  9. thyssen,
  10. thz

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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