Psocoptera

Pso·​cop·​tera | \ sōˈkäptərə \

Definition of Psocoptera

: an order of tiny soft-bodied insects that have long antennae, chewing mouthparts, feed on organic matter, are either wingless or have two pairs of wings held over the back like a roof, and include the book lice and bark lice

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History and Etymology for Psocoptera

New Latin, from Psocus genus of book lice + -ptera

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“Psocoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Psocoptera. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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