plural noun Eup·te·ro·ti·dae \ˌyüptəˈrōtəˌdē, -rät-\

Definition of Eupterotidae

  1. :  a family of large moths having strongly pectinate antennae and lacking proboscis and tympanum

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of eupterotidae

New Latin, from Eupterote, type genus (from eu- + Greek pterōtē, feminine of pterōtos feathered, from pteron feather) + -idae — more at feather

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Eupterotidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


feeling or affected by lethargy

Get Word of the Day daily email!