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 \ adjective or noun
trichopterous \ -​rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Trichoptera

New Latin, from trich- + -ptera

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