hemipteran

noun
he·​mip·​ter·​an | \ hi-ˈmip-tə-rən How to pronounce hemipteran (audio) \

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

Other Words from hemipteran

hemipterous \ hi-​ˈmip-​tə-​rəs How to pronounce hemipterous (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of hemipteran

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hemipteran

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

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“Hemipteran.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemipteran. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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