orthoptera

plural noun
or·​thop·​tera | \ ȯr-ˈthäp-tə-rə How to pronounce orthoptera (audio) \

Definition of orthoptera

: insects that are orthopterans

First Known Use of orthoptera

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orthoptera

New Latin, order name, from orth- + Greek pteron wing — more at feather

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Cite this Entry

“Orthoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthoptera. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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