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orthopteran

[ awr-thop-ter-uhn ]
/ ɔrˈθɒp tər ən /
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adjective
noun
an orthopterous insect.
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Origin of orthopteran

1895–1900; <New Latin Orthopter(a) (see orthopteron) + -an
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How to use orthopteran in a sentence

  • When the small one is behind the V, the group has the appearance of an orthopteran "accessory."

    Studies in Spermatogenesis|Nettie Maria Stevens

British Dictionary definitions for orthopteran

orthopteran
/ (ɔːˈθɒptərən) /

noun plural -terans
Also: orthopteron plural -tera (-tərə) any orthopterous insect
adjective
another word for orthopterous
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