Psocoptera

Pso·cop·tera \sōˈkäptərə\

Definition of Psocoptera

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of psocoptera

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


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