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|Noun||1.||Mecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip|
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
mecopteran - any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera