Odonate Definition

ōdn-āt, ō-dŏn-
Any of numerous predatory insects of the order Odonata, which includes the dragonflies and damselflies, characterized by a long, slender, often brightly colored body, two pairs of transparent veined wings, large compound eyes, and an aquatic larval stage.
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Origin of Odonate

  • From New Latin Odōnata order name from Greek odōn tooth –odon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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