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hemipteran

[hi-mip-ter-uh n] /hɪˈmɪp tər ən/
adjective
noun
2.
Also, hemipteron
[hi-mip-tuh-ron] /hɪˈmɪp təˌrɒn/ (Show IPA)
. a true bug; a hemipterous insect.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; Hemipter(a) + -an
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Examples from the web for hemipteran
  • Potential for microbial biological control of coleopteran and hemipteran pests of potato.
  • Management tactics for hemipteran species include varietal resistance and the use of natural enemies.
British Dictionary definitions for hemipteran

hemipteran

/hɪˈmɪptərən/
noun
1.
Also called hemipteron (hɪˈmɪptəˌrɒn). any hemipterous insect
adjective
2.
another word for hemipterous
Word Origin
C19: from hemi- + Greek pteron wing

hemipterous

/hɪˈmɪptərəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Hemiptera, a large order of insects having sucking or piercing mouthparts specialized as a beak (rostrum). The group is divided into the suborders Homoptera (aphids, cicadas, etc) and Heteroptera (water bugs, bedbugs, etc)
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hemipteran in Science
hemipteran
  (hĭ-mĭp'tər-ən)   
Any of various insects of the order Hemiptera, having biting or sucking mouthparts and two pairs of wings. Hemipterans include the leafhoppers, treehoppers, cicadas, aphids, scales, and true bugs.
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