Euplexoptera


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Eu`plex`op´te`ra


n. pl.1.(Zool.) An order of insects, including the earwig. The anterior wings are short, in the form of elytra, while the posterior wings fold up beneath them. See Earwig.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.