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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The first known use of heteropterous was in 1895

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“Heteropterous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heteropterous. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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