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hymenopterous

[hahy-muh-nop-ter-uh s] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər əs/
adjective
1.
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
1805-1815
1805-15; < Greek hymenópteros. See hymeno-, -pterous
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hymenopterous

/ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərəs/
adjective
1.
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
Word Origin
C19: from Greek humenopteros membrane wing; see hymen, -pterous
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