heteropterous

adjective
het·​er·​op·​ter·​ous | \ ˌhe-tə-ˈräp-tə-rəs How to pronounce heteropterous (audio) \

Definition of heteropterous

: of or relating to an insect order or suborder (Heteroptera) comprising the true bugs

First Known Use of heteropterous

1895, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heteropterous

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

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“Heteropterous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteropterous. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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