|1.||any insect of the order Trichoptera, which comprises the caddis flies|
|2.||Also: trichopterous of, relating to, or belonging to the order Trichoptera|
|[C19: from New Latin Trichoptera, literally: having hairy wings, from Greek thrix a hair + pteron wing]|
|trichopteran (trĭ-kŏp'tər-ən) Pronunciation Key
Any of various small, freshwater insects of the order Trichoptera. Trichopterans have two pairs of wings covered with hairs, and often have hair on the head and thorax. The caddisflies are trichopterans.