Origin of trichopteran
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- any insect of the order Trichoptera, which comprises the caddis flies
- 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
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- 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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