Micropterygidae

plural noun
Mi·​crop·​te·​ryg·​i·​dae

Definition of Micropterygidae

: a family of tiny very primitive moths sometimes made a separate order Zeugloptera that have functional mandibles

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History and Etymology for Micropterygidae

New Latin, from Micropteryg-, Micropteryx, type genus (from micr- + -pteryg-, -pteryx) + -idae

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“Micropterygidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Micropterygidae. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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