lepidoptera

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

lep·i·dop·tera

noun plural \ˌle-pə-ˈdäp-tə-rə\

Definition of LEPIDOPTERA

:  insects that are lepidopterans

First Known Use of LEPIDOPTERA

circa 1773

lep·i·dop·tera

noun plural \ˌlep-ə-ˈdäp-tə-rə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LEPIDOPTERA

1
capitalized : a large order of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers that as adults have four broad or lanceolate wings usually covered with overlapping and often brightly colored scales and that as larvae are caterpillars
2
: insects of the order Lepidoptera
lep·i·dop·ter·an \-rən\ noun or adjective
lep·i·dop·ter·ous \-tə-rəs\ adjective

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