tettigoniid

tettigoniid

[tet-i-goh-nee-id]

Origin:
1920–25; < Neo-Latin Tettigoniidae family name, equivalent to Tettigoni(a) genus name (formed on Greek tettīg-, stem of téttīx cicada) + -idae -id2

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tettigoniid

noun
grasshoppers with long threadlike antennae and well-developed stridulating organs on the forewings of the male [syn: long-horned grasshopper
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