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orthopteran

[awr-thop-ter-uh n]
adjective
  1. orthopterous.
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noun
  1. an orthopterous insect.
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Origin of orthopteran

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

Historical Examples

  • 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

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