Trichoptera

plural noun
Tri·​chop·​tera | \ -tərə \

Definition of Trichoptera

: an order of insects consisting of the caddis flies and formerly treated as a suborder of Neuroptera

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Other Words from Trichoptera

trichopteran \ -​rən How to pronounce Trichoptera (audio) \ adjective or noun
trichopterous \ -​rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Trichoptera

New Latin, from trich- + -ptera

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“Trichoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trichoptera. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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