Rhopalocera

plural noun Rho·pa·loc·era \ˌrōpəˈläsərə\

Definition of Rhopalocera

  1. :  a division of Lepidoptera consisting of the butterflies — compare heterocera

rhopaloceral

\¦rōpə¦läsərəl\ adjective

rhopalocerous

\-sərəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rhopalocera

New Latin, from rhopal- + -cera


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