Medical Dictionary

Homoptera

play
noun plural Ho·mop·tera \hō-ˈmäp-tə-rə\

Medical Definition of Homoptera

  1. :  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

homopteran

\-rən\play noun or adjective

homopterous

\-rəs\play adjective

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Homoptera? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!