[hi-mip-ter-uh n]



Also he·mip·ter·on [hi-mip-tuh-ron] /hɪˈmɪp təˌrɒn/. a true bug; a hemipterous insect.

Nearby words

  1. hemiplankton,
  2. hemiplegia,
  3. hemiplegic gait,
  4. hemipode,
  5. hemiptera,
  6. hemipterous,
  7. hemiscotosis,
  8. hemisect,
  9. hemisensory,
  10. hemispasm

Origin of hemipteran

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

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British Dictionary definitions for hemipteran



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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Science definitions for hemipteran



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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