ortho pteron

orthopteron

[awr-thop-tuh-ron, -ter-uhn]
noun, plural orthoptera [awr-thop-ter-uh] .
an orthopterous insect.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin, singular of Orthoptera name of the order. See orthopterous

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orthopteron

noun
any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts [syn: orthopterous insect
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