Origin of hymenopteron
1875–80; < Greek, neuter singular of hymenópteros “having winged membranes” from hymeno- + ptė́ron “wing”
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Examples from the Web for hymenoptera
Metapodeon: the abdomen behind the podeon or petiole in Hymenoptera.
Aculeata: Hymenoptera; the stingers, including bees and wasps.
Pieza: the combined biting and sucking mouth of the Hymenoptera.
Post-annellus: in Hymenoptera, the 4th joint of antenna and 2d of flagellum.
Post-petiole: in Hymenoptera, that part of abdomen behind petiole.
Word Origin and History for hymenoptera
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