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Meaning of "lepidopteran" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LEPIDOPTERAN

From New Latin lepidoptera, from lepido- + Greek pteron wing.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LEPIDOPTERAN

lepidopteran  [ˌlɛpɪˈdɒptərən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEPIDOPTERAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lepidopteran can act as a noun and an adjective.
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WHAT DOES LEPIDOPTERAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

lepidopteran

Lepidoptera

Lepidoptera is a large order of insects that includes moths and butterflies. It is one of the most widespread and widely recognizable insect orders in the world, encompassing moths and the three superfamilies of butterflies, skipper butterflies, and moth-butterflies. The term was coined by Linnaeus in 1735 and is derived from Ancient Greek λεπίδος and πτερόν. Comprising an estimated 174,250 species, in 126 families and 46 superfamilies, the Lepidoptera show many variations of the basic body structure that have evolved to gain advantages in lifestyle and distribution. Recent estimates suggest that the order may have more species than earlier thought, and is among the four most speciose orders, along with the Hymenoptera, Diptera, and the Coleoptera. Lepidopteran species are characterized by more than three derived features, some of the most apparent being the scales covering their bodies and wings, and a proboscis. The scales are modified, flattened "hairs", and give butterflies and moths their extraordinary variety of colors and patterns. Almost all species have some form of membranous wings, except for a few that have reduced wings or are wingless.

Definition of lepidopteran in the English dictionary

The definition of lepidopteran in the dictionary is any of numerous insects of the order Lepidoptera, typically having two pairs of wings covered with fragile scales, mouthparts specialized as a suctorial proboscis, and caterpillars as larvae: comprises the butterflies and moths. Other definition of lepidopteran is of, relating to, or belonging to the order Lepidoptera.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEPIDOPTERAN


chiropteran
kaɪˈrɒptərən
coleopteran
ˌkɒlɪˈɒptərən
dermapteran
dɜːˈmæptərən
dictyopteran
ˌdɪktɪˈɒptərən
dipteran
ˈdɪptərən
ephemeropteran
iːˌfɛməˈrɒptərən
hemipteran
hɪˈmɪptərən
heteropteran
ˌhɛtəˈrɒptərən
homopteran
həʊˈmɒptərən
hymenopteran
ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərən
hymenopteron
ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərən
isopteran
aɪˈsɒptərən
neuropteran
njʊˈrɒptərən
neuropteron
njʊˈrɒptərən
orthopteran
ɔːˈθɒptərən
orthopteron
ɔːˈθɒptərən
plecopteran
pləˈkɒptərən
tetrapteran
tɛˈtræptərən
trichopteran
traɪˈkɒptərən
veteran
ˈvɛtərən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEPIDOPTERAN

leper
leper colony
lepid
lepidodendroid
lepidolite
lepidomelane
lepidoptera
lepidopterist
lepidopterology
lepidopteron
lepidopterous
lepidosiren
lepidote
Lepidus
Lepontine Alps
leporid
leporine

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEPIDOPTERAN

cateran
cladoceran
cordilleran
foraminiferan
foreran
Lateran
Lutheran
Meran
moneran
poriferan
reran
rotiferan
Teheran
Teleran
the Lateran

Synonyms and antonyms of lepidopteran in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «lepidopteran» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEPIDOPTERAN

Find out the translation of lepidopteran to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lepidopteran from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lepidopteran» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

鳞翅目
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lepidópteros
570 millions of speakers

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lepidopteran
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

lepidopteran
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

lepidopteran
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

чешуекрылого
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lepidópteros
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

lepidopteran
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lépidoptères
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lepidopteran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lepidoptera
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

鱗翅目の昆虫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lepidopteran
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bướm
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

lepidopteran
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेपिडोप्टेरॅन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

lepidopteran
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lepidotteri
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

motyli
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

лускокрилих
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lepidoptere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λεπιδόπτερα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

lepidoptera
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

lepidopteran
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

lepidopteran
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lepidopteran

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEPIDOPTERAN»

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEPIDOPTERAN»

Discover the use of lepidopteran in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lepidopteran and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pheromones of Non-Lepidopteran Insects Associated With ...
Applications of the research to agricultural systems around the world, and possible mechanisms for sustainable crop protection, are considered. This book is essential reading for students and researchers in entomology and crop protection.
Jim Hardie, A. K. Minks, 1999
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Lepidopteran anatomy
" --Nature This text offers a contemporary, lucid survey of this fast-growing field, synthesizing established principles with the latest research findings.
John L. Eaton, 1988
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Robustness of Lepidopteran Midgut Microbial Communities
Lepidopteran gut community Our ultimate goal is to describe the species diversity in a community and then determine the role of each member of the community in the health of the host and in the stability and function of the community.
Courtney Jaimé Robinson, 2008
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Bacillus thuringiensis Biotechnology
Lepidopteran Biobit, Foray Valent Bioscience Co. and Novo Nordisk Lepidopteran Condor, Cutlass, Crymax, Lepinox Ecogen Inc. Lepidopteran Javelin, Thuricide Sandoz Agro, Inc. Lepidopteran Bactospeine, Futura Solvay & Cie/duphar B.V. ...
Estibaliz Sansinenea, 2012
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Some Aspects of Chromosome Structure and Function: ...
The cytogenetic work has been carried out only on about 2000 species so far, may be, due to technical difficulties in handling lepidopteran chromosomes. This group shows some interesting features regarding high chromosome number, their ...
R.C. Sobti, G. Obe, R. S. Athwal, 2002
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Stress-Inducible Processes in Higher Eukaryotic Cells
Advantages of Using Lepidopteran Cells Perhaps the major advantage of the lepidopteran cell line model is that using mammalian or most other higher eukaryotic cells results in very few survivors at the doses of various stresses required for ...
Thomas M. Koval, 1997
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Handbook of Biological Control: Principles and Applications ...
... Venturia canescens Family Braconidae Bracon mellitor Cardiochiles nigriceps Lepidopteran larvae Lepidopteran pupae Lepidopteran larvae Lepidopteran pupae Lepidopteran pupae Lepidopteran pupae Lepidopteran pupae Lepidopteran ...
T. W. Fisher, Thomas S. Bellows, L. E. Caltagirone, 1999
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Microbial Biopesticides
5. ASPECTS. OF. NUCLEOPOLYHEDROVIRUS. PATHOGENESIS. IN. LEPIDOPTERAN. LARVAE. John W.Barrett1, Mark Primavera2, Arthur Retnakaran2, Basil Arif and Subba Reddy Palli2 1Viral Immunology and Pathology, The John ...
Opender Koul, G. S. Dhaliwal, 2003
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Biological Control of Lepidopteran Pests
Proceedings of the Symposium on Biological Control of Lepidopteran Pests, held at Bangalore during 17-18 July 2002.
‎2003
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The Chemistry of Pheromones and Other Semiochemicals I
This series presents critical reviews of the present position and future trends in modern chemical research.
Stefan Schulz, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEPIDOPTERAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lepidopteran is used in the context of the following news items.
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Lassen Park hosting butterfly count
Lepidopteran fans, and anyone else looking to get outside to enjoy weather where there are still patches of snow on the ground, can join in the ... «Redding Record Searchlight, Jul 15»
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GM soybean safe: FSANZ
FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Marion Healy said the soybean line had been genetically modified to be protected against lepidopteran ... «FOOD Magazine - Australia, Jul 15»
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High nucleotide diversity and limited linkage disequilibrium in …
Helicoverpa armigera is a significant lepidopteran pest of agriculture throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. High polyphagy coupled ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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GM soybean line "safe for human consumption", says FSANZ
The soybean line has been genetically modified to be protected against lepidopteran pests, including key soybean pests such as the bean ... «Foodprocessing, Jul 15»
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Wolbachia in butterflies and moths: geographic structure in infection …
... in our data, however, our estimates show this group can be taken as a representative for the other major lepidopteran superfamilies. We also ... «7thSpace Interactive, Jul 15»
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Posted on July 14, 2015 by Nikki Rothwell, Emily Pochubay and …
Therefore, growers with high obliquebanded leafroller trap numbers should put a Lepidopteran material for obliquebanded leafrollers in the ... «Michigan State University Extension, Jul 15»
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A novel intracellular mutualistic bacterium in the invasive ant …
Characterization of an ancient lepidopteran lateral gene transfer. PLoS One 8: e59262. | Article | PubMed |; Wolschin F, Hölldobler B, Gross R, ... «Nature.com, Jul 15»
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Call for submissions on GM soybean line application
FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Marion Healy said the soybean line had been genetically modified to be protected against lepidopteran ... «guide2.co.nz, Jul 15»
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I Used to Be A Moth Assassin. This is How I Fell In Love With Them
I once spent days trying to identify a lovely little Lepidopteran I'd photographed by searching butterfly websites. Finally, a friend found it on a ... «Discover Magazine, Jul 15»
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'The End of Plenty' author Joel Bourne, Jr: No GMO 'damages' but …
... which the manufacturer, Monsanto, also makes; and the Bt transgene, a soil bacterium that will kill lepidopteran insects like corn rootworm or ... «Genetic Literacy Project, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Lepidopteran [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lepidopteran>. Aug 2019 ».
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