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orthopteran

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noun or·thop·ter·an \ȯr-ˈthäp-tə-rən\

Definition of orthopteran

  1. :  any of an order (Orthoptera) of insects (as crickets and grasshoppers) characterized by biting mouthparts, two pairs of wings or none, enlarged hind femurs, and an incomplete metamorphosis

orthopteran adjective
orthopterist play \-rist\ noun
orthopteroid play \-ˌrȯid\ noun or adjective


Origin of orthopteran

New Latin Orthoptera


First Known Use: circa 1842


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