noun pl \hi-ˈmip-tə-rə\

Definition of HEMIPTERA

: a large order of insects (as the true bugs) that have mouthparts adapted to piercing and sucking and usually two pairs of wings, undergo an incomplete metamorphosis, and include many important pests
he·mip·ter·an \-tə-rən\ noun
he·mip·ter·ous \-tə-rəs\ adjective

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