hemipteran

noun he·mip·ter·an \ hi-ˈmip-tə-rən \

Definition of hemipteran

: any of a large order (Hemiptera) of hemimetabolous insects (such as the true bugs) that have hemelytra and mouthparts adapted to piercing and sucking

hemipterous

play \hi-ˈmip-tə-rəs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of hemipteran

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


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