trichopteran
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek trich-, thrix hair + pteron wing — more at feather Date: circa 1842 caddis flytrichopteran adjective

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  • Trichopteran — Tri*chop ter*an, (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Trichoptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trichopteran — [trī käp′tər ən] n. [< ModL Trichoptera (see TRICHO & PTERO ) + AN] CADDIS FLY trichopterous adj …   English World dictionary

  • trichopteran — /tri kop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. trichopterous. n. 2. Also, trichopteron. a trichopterous insect; caddisfly. [1835 45; < NL Trichopter(a) (see TRICHOPTEROUS) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • trichopteran — noun Any insect of the order Trichoptera Syn: caddis fly …   Wiktionary

  • trichopteran — tri·chop·ter·an …   English syllables

  • trichopteran — tri•chop•ter•an [[t]trɪˈkɒp tər ən[/t]] n. ent caddisfly • Etymology: 1835–45; < NL Trichopter(a) an order of insects (< Gk tricho tricho + ptera, neut. pl. of pteros winged; see pterous) + an I tri•chop′ter•ous, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • trichopteran — noun caddis fly • Syn: ↑trichopterous insect, ↑trichopteron • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑caddis fly, ↑caddis fly, ↑caddice fly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • trichopteran Entomology — [trʌɪ kɒpt(ə)r(ə)n] noun an insect of the order Trichoptera, which comprises the caddis flies. adjective relating to trichopterans. Origin from mod. L. Trichoptera, from tricho + pteron wing …   English new terms dictionary

  • caddisfly — /kad is fluy /, n., pl. caddisflies. any of numerous aquatic insects constituting the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of membranous, often hairy wings and superficially resembling moths. Also, caddicefly. Cf. caddisworm. [1780 90; see… …   Universalium

  • trichopteron — noun caddis fly • Syn: ↑trichopterous insect, ↑trichopteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑caddis fly, ↑caddis fly, ↑caddice fly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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