Definition of Psocoptera in English:

Psocoptera

plural noun

Entomology
  • An order of insects that comprises the booklice and other psocids.

    • ‘For the other two hemipteroid orders, Thysanoptera and Psocoptera, only partial mtDNA sequences are available.’
    • ‘The hemipteroid assemblage has four orders of insects: Hemiptera (bugs, cicadas, whiteflies, aphids, etc.), Phthiraptera, Psocoptera (psocids, book lice, and bark lice), and Thysanoptera (thrips).’
    • ‘The Hemiptera (bugs, cicadas, whiteflies, aphids, etc.), the Thysanoptera, the Psocoptera (psocids, book lice, and bark lice), and the Phthiraptera form the hemipteroid assemblage.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Psocus (genus name) + pteron ‘wing’.

Pronunciation

Psocoptera

/sə(ʊ)ˈkɒptərə/