hymenopterous

hymenopterous

[hahy-muh-nop-ter-uhs]
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects having, when winged, four membranous wings, and comprising the wasps, bees, ants, ichneumon flies, and sawflies.

Origin:
1805–15; < Greek hymenópteros. See hymeno-, -pterous

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hymenopterous or hymenopteran (ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects, including bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies, having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging, sawing, or piercing
 
[C19: from Greek humenopteros membrane wing; see hymen, -pterous]
 
hymenopteran or hymenopteran
 
adj
 
[C19: from Greek humenopteros membrane wing; see hymen, -pterous]

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