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Hemiptera

[hi-mip-ter-uh]
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noun
  1. the order comprising the true bugs.

Origin of Hemiptera

1810–20; < New Latin (neuter plural); see hemi-, -pterous
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Examples from the Web for hemiptera

Historical Examples

  • Rostral: pertaining or attached to a rostrum; specifically of Hemiptera.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Scapulae: in Hemiptera, the inferior lateral face of mesonotum.

  • By Fabricius and by Illiger they were treated as Hemiptera or bugs.

    The Flea

    Harold Russell

  • Almost all the Hemiptera are among these; we have already mentioned them.

  • This has not been shown to be the case in any other species of Hemiptera, so far as I can ascertain.

    Studies in Spermatogenesis

    Nettie Maria Stevens