mecopteran

mecopteran

[mi-kop-ter-uhn]
adjective
noun
2.
Also, mecopteron [mi-kop-tuh-ron] . a mecopterous insect.

Origin:
see mecopterous, -an

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mecopteran   (mĭ-kŏp'tər-ən)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera, characterized by long, membranous wings and an elongated, beaklike head having chewing mouthparts at the tip. Scorpion flies are mecopterans.
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