trichopteran[trī käp′tər ən]
trichopteran definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Modern Latin Trichoptera (see tricho- and amp; ptero-) plush -an
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- trichopterous adjective
trichopteran definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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An insect of the order Trichoptera, constituting the caddis flies.
Origin: From New Latin Trichoptera, order name : Greek trikho-, tricho- + Greek -pteron, wing; see -pter.
trichopteran - Science Definition
Any of various small, freshwater insects of the order Trichoptera. Trichopterans have two pairs of wings covered with hairs, and often have hair on the head and thorax. The caddisflies are trichopterans.