plural noun

: a division of Heteroptera comprising true bugs with the antennae as long as or longer than the head and including most terrestrial bugs and the water striders compare cryptocerata

Word History


New Latin, from gymn- + -cerata (from Greek kerat-, keras horn)

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“Gymnocerata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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