lepidopteron
lepidopteron lepidopteron n. An insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales.

Syn: lepidopterous insect, lepidopteran. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • lepidopteron — /lep i dop teuhr euhn/, n., pl. lepidoptera / teuhr euh/. any lepidopterous insect. [ < NL, equiv. to lepido LEPIDO + Gk pteron, neut. of pteros PTEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • lepidopteron — lep·i·dop·te·ron …   English syllables

  • lepidopteron — /lɛpəˈdɒptərən/ (say lepuh doptuhruhn) noun (plural lepidoptera /lɛpəˈdɒptərə/ (say lepuh doptuhruh)) any lepidopterous insect …   Australian English dictionary

  • lepidopteron — noun insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales • Syn: ↑lepidopterous insect, ↑lepidopteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑butterfly, ↑moth …   Useful english dictionary

  • lepidopteran — n. An insect that in the adult state has four wings more or less covered with tiny scales; a lepidopterous insect. Syn: lepidopterous insect, lepidopteron. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • lepido- — a combining form meaning scale, used in the formation of compound words: lepidopteron. [ < Gk, comb. form repr. lepís (s. lepid ) scale. See LEPER] * * * …   Universalium

  • Lepidoptera — /lep i dop teuhr euh/, n. the order comprising the lepidopterous insects. [1725 35; < NL; pl. of LEPIDOPTERON] * * * …   Universalium

  • lepidopterous —   a. having four scale covered wings.    ♦ lepidopteran,    ♦ lepidopteron, n. (pl. ra) such insect, as moth or butterfly.    ♦ lepidopterology, n. study of such insects.    ♦ lepidopterologist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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