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hymenopteran

[hahy-muh-nop-ter-uh n] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər ən/
adjective
noun
2.
Also, hymenopter. a hymenopterous insect.
Origin of hymenopteran
1875-1880
1875-80; hymenopter + -an
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hymenopteran

/ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərən/
noun (pl) -terans, -tera (-tərə), -terons
1.
any hymenopterous insect
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hymenopter in Science
hymenopteran
  (hī'mə-nŏp'tər-ən)   
Any of various insects of the order Hymenoptera, having two pairs of wings and a characteristic thin constriction that separates the abdomen from the thorax. Some hymenopterans live in complex social groups. Hymenopterans include the ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies.
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