Zygoptera

plural noun

Zy·​gop·​tera
zīˈgäptərə
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from zyg- + -ptera

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“Zygoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zygoptera. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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