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[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 of hymenopteron
1875-80; < Greek, neuter singular of hymenópteros hymenopterous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I am too familiar with the amorous contests of the hymenopteron clan to allow myself to be mistaken.

    More Hunting Wasps J. Henri Fabre
  • If any one sees a rudiment of reason in this hymenopteron intelligence, he has eyes that are more penetrating than mine.

    The Mason-bees J. Henri Fabre
  • Here, of a surety, is a hymenopteron deprived of that sense of direction which other Hymenoptera enjoy.

    The Mason-bees J. Henri Fabre
  • Let us question the insect, then: not the first that comes along, but the most gifted, the hymenopteron.

    The Mason-bees J. Henri Fabre
  • The Leucopsis is a hymenopteron, the essay upon whom forms the concluding chapter of the present volume.

    The Mason-bees J. Henri Fabre

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