Homoptera

noun plural
Ho·​mop·​tera | \ hō-ˈmäp-tə-rə How to pronounce Homoptera (audio) \

Medical Definition of Homoptera

: a large suborder of Hemiptera or sometimes a separate order of insects comprising the cicadas, lantern flies, leafhoppers, spittlebugs, treehoppers, aphids, psyllas, whiteflies, and scale insects which have a small prothorax and sucking mouthparts consisting of a jointed beak and which undergo incomplete metamorphosis — compare heteroptera

Other Words from Homoptera

homopteran \ -​rən How to pronounce homopteran (audio) \ noun or adjective
homopterous \ -​rəs How to pronounce homopterous (audio) \ adjective

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“Homoptera.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Homoptera. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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