hemipterous

hemipterous

[hi-mip-ter-uhs]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Hemiptera, an order of insects having forewings that are thickened and leathery at the base and membranous at the apex, comprising the true bugs.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the order Hemiptera, in some classifications comprising the heteropterous and homopterous insects.

Origin:
1810–20; Hemipter(a) + -ous

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hemipterous or hemipteran (hɪˈmɪptərəs)
 
adj
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)
 
hemipteran or hemipteran
 
adj

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