tri·​chop·​ter·​an tri-ˈkäp-tə-rən How to pronounce trichopteran (audio)
trichopteran adjective

Word History


ultimately from Greek trich-, thrix hair + pteron wing — more at feather

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trichopteran was circa 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Trichopteran.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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