- Also hy·me·nop·ter. a hymenopterous insect.
Origin of hymenopteran
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- any hymenopterous insect
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- Any of various insects of the order Hymenoptera, having two pairs of wings and a characteristic thin constriction that separates the abdomen from the thorax. Some hymenopterans live in complex social groups. Hymenopterans include the ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies.
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