noun plural

He·​mip·​tera hi-ˈmip-tə-rə How to pronounce Hemiptera (audio)
: 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
hemipteran noun
hemipterous adjective

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“Hemiptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hemiptera. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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