homopteran

noun
ho·mop·ter·an | \hō-ˈmäp-tə-rən \

Definition of homopteran 

: any of an order or suborder (Homoptera) of insects (such as aphids and cicadas) that have sucking mouthparts

Other Words from homopteran

homopteran adjective
homopterous \hō-ˈmäp-tə-rəs \ adjective

First Known Use of homopteran

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for homopteran

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

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