/strɛpˈsɪptərəs/ (say strep'siptuhruhs)

belonging or relating to the Strepsiptera, an order of minute insects with reduced fore wings and large hind wings, the females of which are usually degenerate wormlike parasites.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Strepsipterous — Strep*sip ter*ous, a. [See {Strepsiptera}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to Strepsiptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strepsipterous — /strep sip teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the order Strepsiptera, comprising minute insects that are closely related to the beetles, the twisted winged male being free living and the wingless female parasitic in various insect hosts …   Universalium

  • strepsipterous — strep·sip·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • strepsipterous — adjective see strepsipteral …   Useful english dictionary

  • strepsipteran — /strep sip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. strepsipterous. n. 2. strepsipteron. [1835 45; < NL Strepsipter(a) (see STREPSIPTEROUS) + AN] * * * ▪ insect       any of about 600 species of small insects that are notable for their bizarre form of parasitism.… …   Universalium

  • strepsipteron — /strep sip teuhr euhn, teuh ron /, n. a strepsipterous insect. Also, strepsipteran. [ < NL: sing. of Strepsiptera (see STREPSIPTEROUS)] * * * …   Universalium

  • strepsipteran — I. adjective see strepsipteral II. noun see strepsipteron * * * /strep sip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. strepsipterous. n. 2. strepsipteron. [1835 45; < NL Strepsipter(a) (see …   Useful english dictionary

  • Robert Templeton — (1802 1892), a Naturalist, artist and entomologist was born at Cranmore, Belfast, Ireland. Life and workRobert Templeton was the son of John Templeton and was educated in Belfast Academical Institution, which was in part his father s creation. In …   Wikipedia

  • Robert Templeton — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Templeton. Robert Templeton …   Wikipédia en Français

  • στρεψίπτερα — τα, Ν ζωολ. τάξη εντόμων στην οποία ανήκουν 400 περίπου μικροσκοπικά είδη, που τα άπτερα θηλυκά άτομα και οι προνύμφες τους είναι ενδοπαράσιτα άλλων εντόμων και τής οποίας ένα από τα γνωστότερα γένη είναι ο στύλωψ. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ.… …   Dictionary of Greek

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