thysanopteran

[thahy-suh-nop-ter-uh n, this-uh-]
noun
  1. Also thysanopteron. a thysanopteran insect; a thrips.

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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