Euplexoptera Eu`plex*op"te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. e'y^ well + ? to plait + ? a wing.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of insects, including the earwig. The anterior wings are short, in the form of elytra, while the posterior wings fold up beneath them. See {Earwig}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • euplexoptera — eu·plex·op·te·ra …   English syllables

  • euplexoptera — ˌyüˌplekˈsäptərə Etymology: New Latin, from eu + plexo (from Latin plexus, past participle of plectere to plait, weave) + ptera more at ply synonym of dermaptera …   Useful english dictionary

  • Earwig — For other uses, see Earwig (disambiguation). Earwigs Temporal range: 208–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Earwig — Ear wig ([=e]r w[i^]g ), n. [AS. e[ a]rwicga; e[ a]re ear + wicga beetle, worm: cf. Prov. E. erri wiggle.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect of the genus {Forficula} and related genera, belonging to the order {Dermaptera} (formerly {Euplexoptera}). They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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