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orthopteran

noun or·thop·ter·an \r-ˈthäp-tə-rən\

Definition of ORTHOPTERAN

:  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
or·thop·ter·ist \-rist\ noun
or·thop·ter·oid \-ˌrid\ noun or adjective

Origin of ORTHOPTERAN

New Latin Orthoptera
First Known Use: circa 1842

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