Meaning of strepsipterous


Pronunciation: (strep-sip'tur-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. 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.
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