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homopterous

[huh-mop-ter-uh s, hoh-] /həˈmɒp tər əs, hoʊ-/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Homoptera, an order of insects closely related to the hemipterous insects (in some classifications a suborder of Hemiptera) but having membranous forewings and hind wings, including the aphids, cicadas, leafhoppers, planthoppers, and scale insects.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Neo-Latin Homopter(a) (neuter plural of homopterus < Greek homópteros) + -ous. See homo-, -pterous
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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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