Definition of Psocoptera in English:

Psocoptera

proper noun

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

    • ‘The Hemiptera (bugs, cicadas, whiteflies, aphids, etc.), the Thysanoptera, the Psocoptera (psocids, book lice, and bark lice), and the Phthiraptera form the hemipteroid assemblage.’
    • ‘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).’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Psocoptera

/sōˈkäptərə/