plural noun
Rhyn·​choph·​o·​ra | \ riŋˈkäfərə \

Definition of Rhynchophora

: a large and economically important group of beetles consisting of the weevils that usually have the head more or less prolonged in front to form a snout

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Other Words from Rhynchophora

rhynchophoran \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗rən \ adjective or noun
rhynchophore \ ˈriŋkəˌfō(ə)r \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Rhynchophora

New Latin, from rhynch- + -phora

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“Rhynchophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhynchophora. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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