Hemiptera

noun plural
He·​mip·​tera | \ hi-ˈmip-tə-rə How to pronounce Hemiptera (audio) \

Medical Definition of Hemiptera

: a large order of insects (as the true bugs) that have mouthparts adapted to piercing and sucking and usually two pairs of wings, undergo an incomplete metamorphosis, and include many important pests

Other Words from Hemiptera

hemipteran \ -​tə-​rən How to pronounce Hemiptera (audio) \ noun
hemipterous \ -​tə-​rəs How to pronounce Hemiptera (audio) \ adjective

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“Hemiptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hemiptera. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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