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hymenopteron

[hahy-muh-nop-ter-uh n] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər ən/
noun, plural hymenoptera
[hahy-muh-nop-ter-ter-uh] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər tər ə/ (Show IPA)
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek, neuter singular of hymenópteros hymenopterous
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Word Origin and History for hymenoptera

Hymenoptera

order of insects that includes ants, wasps, and bees, 1773, coined in Modern Latin 1748 by Linnæus from Greek hymen (genitive hymenos) "membrane" (see hymen) + pteron "wing" (see pterodactyl). Related: Hymenopterous.

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