Strepsipter
Strepsipter Strep*sip"ter, Strepsipteran Strep*sip"ter*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Strepsiptera. [1913 Webster]

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  • Strepsipteran — Strepsipter Strep*sip ter, Strepsipteran Strep*sip ter*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Strepsiptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strepsipteran — /strep sip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. strepsipterous. n. 2. strepsipteron. [1835 45; < NL Strepsipter(a) (see STREPSIPTEROUS) + AN] * * * ▪ insect       any of about 600 species of small insects that are notable for their bizarre form of parasitism.… …   Universalium

  • strepsipterous — /strep sip teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the order Strepsiptera, comprising minute insects that are closely related to the beetles, the twisted winged male being free living and the wingless female parasitic in various insect hosts …   Universalium

  • strepsipteran — I. adjective see strepsipteral II. noun see strepsipteron * * * /strep sip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. strepsipterous. n. 2. strepsipteron. [1835 45; < NL Strepsipter(a) (see …   Useful english dictionary

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