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hymenopteran

[ hahy-muh-nop-ter-uhn ]
/ ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər ən /
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adjective
noun
Also hy·me·nop·ter. a hymenopterous insect.
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Origin of hymenopteran

First recorded in 1875–80; from New Latin Hymenoptera, the name of the taxonomic order + -an;see hymenopteron
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British Dictionary definitions for hymenopteran

hymenopteran

hymenopteron

/ (ˌhaɪmɪˈnɒptərən) /

noun plural -terans, -tera (-tərə) or -terons
any hymenopterous insect
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Scientific definitions for hymenopteran

hymenopteran
[ hī′mə-nŏptər-ən ]

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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