[awr-thop-ter-uh n]



an orthopterous insect.

Origin of orthopteran

1895–1900; < New Latin Orthopter(a) (see orthopteron) + -an
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Examples from the Web for orthopteran

Historical Examples of orthopteran

  • 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


noun plural -terans

Also: orthopteron plural -tera (-tərə) any orthopterous insect


another word for orthopterous
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