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ephemeron

Syllabification: e·phem·er·on
Pronunciation: /iˈfeməˌrän
 
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Definition of ephemeron in English:

noun (plural ephemerons)

An insect that lives only for a day or a few days.

Origin

from Greek, neuter of ephēmeros 'lasting only a day'.

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