homopteran


ho·mop·ter·an

noun \hō-ˈmäp-tə-rən\

Definition of HOMOPTERAN

:  any of an order or suborder (Homoptera) of insects (as aphids and cicadas) that have sucking mouthparts
homopteran adjective
ho·mop·ter·ous \-rəs\ adjective

Origin of HOMOPTERAN

ultimately from Greek hom- + pteron wing — more at feather
First Known Use: circa 1842

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