zygopteran

[ zahy-gop-ter-uhn ]
/ zaɪˈgɒp tər ən /

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the suborder Zygoptera, comprising the damselflies.

noun

any member of this suborder.

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Origin of zygopteran

First recorded in 1950–55 ; from New Latin Zygopter(a). See zygo-, -pter(ous) + -an
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