Zygoptera

plural noun Zy·gop·tera \ zīˈgäptərə \

Definition of Zygoptera

: a suborder of Odonata comprising forms that are distinguished from the typical dragonflies by a slenderer elongated body, by narrow equal wings held upright in repose, and by aquatic larvae that have a pair of paddle-shaped tracheal gills at the apex of the abdomen — see damselfly — compare anisoptera

zygopteran

\-rən\ adjective or noun

zygopterous

\-rəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of zygoptera

New Latin, from zyg- + -ptera


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