- Also he·mip·ter·on [hi-mip-tuh-ron] /hɪˈmɪp təˌrɒn/. a true bug; a hemipterous insect.
Origin of hemipteran
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Hemipteran remains were present only in trace quantities (.5 per cent of the July 13-26 sample from eastern Harvey County).
- Also called: hemipteron (hɪˈmɪptəˌrɒn) any hemipterous insect
- another word for hemipterous
Word Origin for hemipteran
C19: from hemi- + Greek pteron wing
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- 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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