Heteroptera

noun plural
Het·​er·​op·​tera | \ ˌhet-ə-ˈräp-tə-rə How to pronounce Heteroptera (audio) \

Medical Definition of Heteroptera

: a suborder of Hemiptera or sometimes a separate order comprising the true bugs — compare homoptera

Other Words from Heteroptera

heteropterous \ -​tə-​rəs How to pronounce heteropterous (audio) \ adjective

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“Heteroptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Heteroptera. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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