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trichopteran

[ trih-kop-ter-uhn ]
/ trɪˈkɒp tər ən /
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adjective
noun
Also trichopteron. a trichopterous insect; caddisfly.
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Origin of trichopteran

1835–45; <New Latin Trichopter(a) (see trichopterous) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for trichopteran

trichopteran
/ (traɪˈkɒptərən) /

noun
any insect of the order Trichoptera, which comprises the caddis flies
adjective
Also: trichopterous (trɪˈkɒptərəs) of, relating to, or belonging to the order Trichoptera

Word Origin for trichopteran

C19: from New Latin Trichoptera, literally: having hairy wings, from Greek thrix a hair + pteron wing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for trichopteran

trichopteran
[ trĭ-kŏptər-ən ]

Any of various small, freshwater insects of the order Trichoptera. Trichopterans have two pairs of wings covered with hairs, and often have hair on the head and thorax. The caddisflies are trichopterans.
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