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1An order of insects that comprises the mayflies.
- ‘We further included four representatives of the Zygoptera, one representative of the Epiophlebiidae, and one representative of the Ephemeroptera of the family Ephemeridae as outgroup taxa.’
- 1.1as plural noun ephemeroptera Insects of the order "Ephemeroptera"; mayflies.
Modern Latin (plural), from Ephemera (genus name) + pteron ‘wing’.
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