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mecopteran

[mi-kop-ter-uh n] /mɪˈkɒp tər ən/
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[mi-kop-tuh-ron] /mɪˈkɒp təˌrɒn/ (Show IPA)
. a mecopterous insect.
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mecopteran
  (mĭ-kŏp'tər-ən)   
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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