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trichopteran

[trih-kop-ter-uh n] /trɪˈkɒp tər ən/
adjective
noun
2.
Also, trichopteron. a trichopterous insect; caddisfly.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin Trichopter(a) (see trichopterous) + -an
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  • The positive effects also suggest that a difference exists between the treatments beneficial to this trichopteran.
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trichopteran

/traɪˈkɒptərən/
noun
1.
any insect of the order Trichoptera, which comprises the caddis flies
adjective
2.
Also trichopterous (trɪˈkɒptərəs). of, relating to, or belonging to the order Trichoptera
Word Origin
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)   
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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