thysanopteran

thysanopteran

[thahy-suh-nop-ter-uhn, this-uh-]
adjective
1.
Also, thysanopterous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Thysanoptera, comprising the thrips.
noun
2.
Also, thysanopteron. a thysanopteran insect; a thrips.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Thysanopter(a) order name (< Greek thýsan(os) tassel, fringe + -o- -o- + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros -winged; see -pterous) + -an

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