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hymenopteron

[hahy-muh-nop-ter-uh n]
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noun, plural hy·me·nop·ter·a [hahy-muh-nop-ter-ter-uh] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər tər ə/.
  1. hymenopteran.
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Origin of hymenopteron

1875–80; < Greek, neuter singular of hymenópteros “having winged membranes” from hymeno- + ptė́ron “wing”
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Historical Examples

  • I am too familiar with the amorous contests of the Hymenopteron clan to allow myself to be mistaken.

    More Hunting Wasps

    J. Henri Fabre

  • Here, of a surety, is a Hymenopteron deprived of that sense of direction which other Hymenoptera enjoy.

    The Mason-bees

    J. Henri Fabre

  • If any one sees a rudiment of reason in this Hymenopteron intelligence, he has eyes that are more penetrating than mine.

    The Mason-bees

    J. Henri Fabre

  • The Leucopsis is a Hymenopteron, the essay upon whom forms the concluding chapter of the present volume.

    The Mason-bees

    J. Henri Fabre

  • Let us question the insect, then: not the first that comes along, but the most gifted, the Hymenopteron.

    The Mason-bees

    J. Henri Fabre