World English Dictionary
heteropterous or heteropteran (ˌhɛtəˈrɒptərəs)
Compare homopterous of, relating to, or belonging to the Heteroptera, a suborder of hemipterous insects, including bedbugs, water bugs, etc, in which the forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
[C19: from New Latin Heteroptera, from hetero- + Greek pteron wing]
heteropteran or heteropteran
[C19: from New Latin Heteroptera, from hetero- + Greek pteron wing]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: heteroptera
Next Definition: heteropterous
Words Near: heteropteran
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for heteropteran
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing heteropteran
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature