plural noun

Definition of Megaloptera

: a small order of usually large insects that are often included in Neuroptera, have ample wings with a folded anal area in the hind pair, and develop from aquatic predacious larvae — compare alder fly , dobson fly

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Other Words from Megaloptera

megalopteran \ -​tərən \ noun, plural -s
megalopterous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗t(ə)rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Megaloptera

New Latin, from megal- + -ptera

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“Megaloptera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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