adjective rho·pa·lo·cer·cous \¦rōpəlō¦sərkəs\

Definition of rhopalocercous

of a cercaria

  1. :  having a tail as wide as or wider than the body

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of rhopalocercous

rhopal- + -cercous (from Greek kerkos tail)

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rhopalocercous? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to criticize severely

Get Word of the Day daily email!