Definition of thysanopteran in US English:

thysanopteran

adjective & noun

Entomology
  • See Thysanoptera

    • ‘He showed that the thysanopterans are efficiently removed from plants only by small ant species that are able to enter inside floral structures to capture them.’
    • ‘Thrips, as thysanopterans are commonly called, are slender and may be winged or wingless.’
    • ‘A close examination of the thysanopteran ‘pupa’, however, reveals that it does not undergo any internal transformation.’
    • ‘Many thysanopterans disperse over short distances or migrate over large areas, and mass flights are observed.’
    • ‘It would not be an exaggeration to describe him as ‘a man for all seasons’ when it comes to his thysanopteran research endeavours.’