stylops

noun
sty·​lops | \ ˈstīˌläps \

Definition of stylops

1 capitalized : a large genus (the type of the family Stylopidae) comprising many of the better known strepsipterons
2 plural stylops also stylopses : any insect of the genus Stylops broadly : an insect of the order Strepsiptera

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History and Etymology for stylops

New Latin Stylop-, Stylops, from styl- entry 1 + -op-, -ops -ops

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“Stylops.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stylops. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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