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hemipteran

[hi-mip-ter-uh n]
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adjective
  1. hemipterous.
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noun
  1. Also he·mip·ter·on [hi-mip-tuh-ron] /hɪˈmɪp təˌrɒn/. a true bug; a hemipterous insect.
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Origin of hemipteran

First recorded in 1875–80; Hemipter(a) + -an
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Historical Examples

  • Hemipteran remains were present only in trace quantities (.5 per cent of the July 13-26 sample from eastern Harvey County).

    Food of the Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos Brehm, in South-central Kansas

    Dwight Platt


British Dictionary definitions for hemipteran

hemipteran

noun
  1. Also called: hemipteron (hɪˈmɪptəˌrɒn) any hemipterous insect
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adjective
  1. another word for hemipterous
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Word Origin

C19: from hemi- + Greek pteron wing
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hemipteran in Science

hemipteran

[hĭ-mĭptər-ən]
  1. Any of various insects of the order Hemiptera, having biting or sucking mouthparts and two pairs of wings. Hemipterans include the leafhoppers, treehoppers, cicadas, aphids, scales, and true bugs.
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