trichopteran

[trih-kop-ter-uhn]
adjective
noun
2.
Also, trichopteron. a trichopterous insect; caddisfly.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin Trichopter(a) (see trichopterous) + -an

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trichopteran (traɪˈkɒptərən)
 
n
1.  any insect of the order Trichoptera, which comprises the caddis flies
 
adj
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]

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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.
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The positive effects also suggest that a difference exists between the treatments beneficial to this trichopteran.
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