homopterous

homopterous

[huh-mop-ter-uhs, hoh-]
adjective
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:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin Homopter(a) (neuter plural of homopterus < Greek homópteros) + -ous. See homo-, -pterous

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homopterous or homopteran (həʊˈmɒptərəs)
 
adj
Compare heteropterous 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
 
[C19: from Greek homopteros, from homo- + pteron wing]
 
homopteran or homopteran
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek homopteros, from homo- + pteron wing]

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