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homopteran

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noun ho·mop·ter·an \hō-ˈmäp-tə-rən\

Definition of homopteran

  1. :  any of an order or suborder (Homoptera) of insects (as aphids and cicadas) that have sucking mouthparts

homopteran adjective
homopterous play \-rəs\ adjective


Origin of homopteran

ultimately from Greek hom- + pteron wing — more at feather


First Known Use: circa 1842


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