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Homoptera

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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

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homopterous

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