[ hahy-muh-nop-ter-uhn ]
/ ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər ən /
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noun, plural hy·me·nop·ter·a [hahy-muh-nop-ter-ter-uh]. /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər tər ə/.
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Origin of hymenopteron
1875–80; <Greek, neuter singular of hymenópteros “having winged membranes” from hymeno- + ptė́ron “wing”
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How to use hymenopteron in a sentence
This supplies a partial explanation of the twofold diet of the Hymenoptera with carnivorous larvae: meat first, honey next.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
The Hymenoptera are terrestrial, there existing only a very few degraded, swimming forms.
The implements necessary for collecting Hymenoptera are the sweeping-net and the beating-net.
Some special methods of collecting Hymenoptera may be briefly outlined.
A quantity of Hymenoptera are collected from flowers and driven to the bottom of the net, and secured as in the preceding method.