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hemipteran

[ hi-mip-ter-uhn ]
/ hɪˈmɪp tər ən /
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adjective
noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for hemipteran

hemipteran
/ (hɪˈmɪptərən) /

noun
Also called: hemipteron (hɪˈmɪptəˌrɒn) any hemipterous insect
adjective
another word for hemipterous

Word Origin for hemipteran

C19: from hemi- + Greek pteron wing
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Scientific definitions for hemipteran

hemipteran
[ hĭ-mĭptər-ən ]

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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