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hymenopteron

[hahy-muh-nop-ter-uh n] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər ən/
noun, plural hymenoptera
[hahy-muh-nop-ter-ter-uh] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər tər ə/ (Show IPA)
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek, neuter singular of hymenópteros hymenopterous
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Word Origin and History for hymenoptera
Hymenoptera
1773, "order of insects that includes ants, wasps, and bees," coined in Mod.L. 1748 by Linnæus from Gk. hymen (gen. hymenos) "membrane" + pteron "wing" (see petition).
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