noun Mac·ros·te·les \maˈkrästəˌlēz\

Definition of Macrosteles

  1. :  a genus of leafhoppers some of which transmit virus diseases to plants — see six-spotted leafhopper

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Origin and Etymology of macrosteles

New Latin, from macr- + -steles (perhaps from Greek stēlē stela)

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