Rhipipter
Rhipipter Rhi*pip"ter, n. [Gr. ??? a fan + ??? wing.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the {Rhipiptera}, a group of insects having wings which fold like a fan; a strepsipter. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rhipiptera — Strepsiptera Strep*sip te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a turning (fr. ? to twist) + ? a wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of small insects having the anterior wings rudimentary, and in the form of short and slender twisted appendages, while the posterior… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhipipteran — Rhi*pip ter*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Rhipipter}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strepsiptera — Strep*sip te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a turning (fr. ? to twist) + ? a wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of small insects having the anterior wings rudimentary, and in the form of short and slender twisted appendages, while the posterior ones are large …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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