mecopterous

mecopterous
adjective
of or relating to mecopterans
Pertains to noun: ↑mecopteran
Derivationally related forms: ↑Mecoptera

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adjective

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/mi kop"teuhr euhs/, adj.
belonging or pertaining to the insect order Mecoptera, comprising the scorpionflies and hangingflies.
[1888; < NL Mecopter(a) ( < Gk mêk(os) length + -o- -O- + -ptera, neut. pl. of -pteros -PTEROUS) + -OUS; an irregular re-formation of Gk makrópteros long-winged]

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  • mecopterous — /mi kop teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Mecoptera, comprising the scorpionflies and hangingflies. [1888; < NL Mecopter(a) ( < Gk mêk(os) length + o O + ptera, neut. pl. of pteros PTEROUS) + OUS; an irregular re… …   Universalium

  • mecopterous — adjective Of or pertaining to the mecopterans …   Wiktionary

  • mecopterous — me·cop·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • mecopterous — me•cop•ter•ous [[t]mɪˈkɒp tər əs[/t]] adj. ent belonging or pertaining to an order (Mecoptera) of carnivorous insects characterized by a long head with biting mouthparts at the tip, as the scorpionflies • Etymology: 1888; < NL Mecopter(a)+… …   From formal English to slang

  • mecopteran — /mi kop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. mecopterous. n. 2. Also, mecopteron /mi kop teuh ron /. a mecopterous insect. [see MECOPTEROUS, AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • mecopteran — noun any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑scorpion fly, ↑hanging fly • Member Holonyms: ↑Mecoptera, ↑order Mecoptera * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hanging fly — noun any of various mecopterous insects of the family Bittacidae • Hypernyms: ↑mecopteran • Member Holonyms: ↑Bittacidae, ↑family Bittacidae * * * noun : a mecopterous insect of the family Bittacidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • mecopteran — [mi käp′tər ən] n. [< ModL Mecoptera < Gr mēkos, length (for IE base see MEAGER) + PTER(O) + AN] any of an order (Mecoptera) of carnivorous insects, with a head that is greatly elongated into a beak with chewing mouthparts, and, usually,… …   English World dictionary

  • Mecoptera — noun an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip • Syn: ↑order Mecoptera • Derivationally related forms: ↑mecopterous • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Mecoptera — noun an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip • Syn: ↑Mecoptera • Derivationally related forms: ↑mecopterous (for: ↑Mecoptera) • Hypernyms: ↑an …   Useful english dictionary

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