• Definition for "Mecoptera"
    • A taxonomic order inside the class Insecta —…
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  • Sentence for "Mecoptera"
    • Panorpatae: = Mecoptera; q.v. Pantherine: in…
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  • Hypernym for "Mecoptera"

Mecoptera definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic order inside the class Insecta — scorptionflies.
  • others:
    • In some systems, an order of neuropterous pests corresponding towards Panorpidæ or scorpion-flies, proposed for uniformity of nomenclature as opposed to Brauer's term Panorpatœ. Also, wrongly, Mecaptera.
  • noun:
    • an order of carnivorous bugs typically having lengthy membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
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