trichopterous [trih-kop-ter-uh s] Word Origin adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Trichoptera, comprising the caddisflies.

Origin of trichopterous 1810–20; New Latin Trichopter(a) (Greek tricho- tricho- + -ptera, neuter plural of -pteros -winged; see -pterous) + -ous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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