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homopteran

[huh-mop-ter-uh n, hoh-] /həˈmɒp tər ən, hoʊ-/
adjective
noun
2.
a homopterous insect.
Origin of homopteran
1835-1845
1835-45; see homopterous, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for homopteran

homopterous

/həʊˈmɒptərəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Homoptera, a suborder of hemipterous insects, including cicadas, aphids, and scale insects, having wings of a uniform texture held over the back at rest Compare heteropterous
Word Origin
C19: from Greek homopteros, from homo- + pteron wing
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homopteran in Science
homopteran
  (hə-mŏp'tər-ən)   
Any of various insects belonging to the group Homoptera. Homopterans suck sap from plants and can be very destructive. They include the cicadas, treehoppers, leafhoppers, aphids, scale insects, whiteflies, and mealybugs. Some scientists consider the homopterans to be a suborder of the order Hemiptera, while others consider them to be a separate insect order.
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