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heteropterous

heteropterous

adjective het·er·op·ter·ous \ˌhe-tə-ˈräp-tə-rəs\

Definition of HETEROPTEROUS

:  of or relating to an insect order or suborder (Heteroptera) comprising the true bugs

Origin of HETEROPTEROUS

ultimately from Greek heter- + pteron wing — more at feather
First Known Use: 1895

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