plural noun An·isop·tera \ˌaˌnīˈsäptərə\

Definition of Anisoptera

  1. :  a suborder of Odonata comprising the dragonflies that are larger stouter members of the order, hold the wings horizontally in repose, and have rectal gills during the naiad stage — compare zygoptera

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Origin and Etymology of anisoptera

New Latin, from 1anis- + -ptera

First Known Use: 1831

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