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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera, which includes the scorpion flies, characterized by long membranous wings and an elongated beaklike head having chewing mouthparts at the tip.
- n. any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera
- From New Latin Mēcoptera, order name : Greek mēkos, length; see māk- in Indo-European roots + Greek ptera, pl. of pteron, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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