Tetrapteran
Tetrapteran \Te*trap"ter*an\, n. [See {Tetrapterous}.] (Zo["o]l.) An insect having four wings. [1913 Webster]

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  • tetrapteran — te·trap·ter·an …   English syllables

  • tetrapteran —   a. four winged.    ♦ tetrapteron, n. (pl.    ♦ ra) such insect.    ♦ tetrapterous, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • tetrapteran — te.ˈtraptərən adjective Etymology: Greek tetrapteros + English an of an insect : having four wings * * * tetrapˈteran / rən/ or tetrapˈterous adjective (see ↑ pteran, ↑ pterous under ↑ptero …   Useful english dictionary

  • tetrapterous — tetrapteran, adj., n. /te trap teuhr euhs/, adj. 1. Zool. having four wings or winglike appendages. 2. Bot. having four winglike appendages. [1820 30; < Gk tetrápteros. See TETRA , PTEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

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