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
rhynchophoranadjective or noun
rhynchophore\ˈriŋkəˌfō(ə)r\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of rhynchophora
New Latin, from rhynch- + -phora
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