heteropterous

[het-uh-rop-ter-uh s]
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adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs.

Nearby words

  1. heteroplastic graft,
  2. heteroplasty,
  3. heteroploid,
  4. heteroploidy,
  5. heteropolar,
  6. heteroptics,
  7. heteropyknosis,
  8. heteroromantic,
  9. heteroscedastic,
  10. heterosex

Origin of heteropterous

1890–95; < New Latin Heteropter(a) + -ous. See hetero-, -pterous

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British Dictionary definitions for heteropterous

heteropterous

heteropteran

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Heteroptera, a suborder of hemipterous insects, including bedbugs, water bugs, etc, in which the forewings are membranous but have leathery tipsCompare homopterous

Word Origin for heteropterous

C19: from New Latin Heteroptera, from hetero- + Greek pteron wing

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