orthoptera

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noun plural or·thop·tera \ȯr-ˈthäp-tə-rə\

Definition of orthoptera

  1. :  insects that are orthopterans

Origin and Etymology of orthoptera

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


First Known Use: 1828


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