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mecopterous

[mi-kop-ter-uh s] /mɪˈkɒp tər əs/
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belonging or pertaining to the insect order Mecoptera, comprising the scorpionflies and hangingflies.
Origin of mecopterous
1888
1888; < New Latin Mecopter(a) (< Greek mêk(os) length + -o- -o- + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros -pterous) + -ous; an irregular re-formation of Greek makrópteros long-winged
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