heteropterous

heteropterous

[het-uh-rop-ter-uhs]
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Heteropter(a) + -ous. See hetero-, -pterous

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heteropterous or heteropteran (ˌhɛtəˈrɒptərəs)
 
adj
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
 
adj
 
[C19: from New Latin Heteroptera, from hetero- + Greek pteron wing]

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