Definition of psocopteran in US English:

psocopteran

adjective & noun

Entomology
  • See Psocoptera

    • ‘Based on the close relationship of thrips to the lophioneurid psocopteroids, it is likely that the Triassic and Jurassic thrips were saprophagous, just as the psocopterans and merothripids are today.’
    • ‘Comparisons between fully characterized mt genomes of a range of hemipterans, thrips, psocopterans, and lice should provide further insight into the mechanisms of gene rearrangement in animal mt genomes.’
    • ‘The hemipteroid assemblage (bugs, thrips, psocopterans, and lice) is particularly interesting because it is thought to be the sister group of the Endopterygota.’