noun plural

Het·​er·​op·​tera ˌhet-ə-ˈräp-tə-rə How to pronounce Heteroptera (audio)
: a suborder of Hemiptera or sometimes a separate order comprising the true bugs compare homoptera
heteropterous adjective

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“Heteroptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Heteroptera. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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