Definition of Ephemeroptera in English:

Ephemeroptera

Syllabification: E·phem·er·op·ter·a
Pronunciation: /əˌfeməˈräptərə
 
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Entomology
  • 1An order of insects that comprises the mayflies.
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    • We further included four representatives of the Zygoptera, one representative of the Epiophlebiidae, and one representative of the Ephemeroptera of the family Ephemeridae as outgroup taxa.
  • 1.1 (as plural noun ephemeroptera) Insects of the order Ephemeroptera; mayflies.

Derivatives

ephemeropteran

Pronunciation: /-tərən/
noun & adjective
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  • These aquatic larvae, often ephemeropterans or dipterans, are readily available in the lower water column and interstitial spaces that these juveniles inhabit.
  • They are the ephemeropteran equivalents of theology.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Ephemera (genus name) + pteron 'wing'.

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