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orthopteron

[ awr-thop-tuh-ron, -ter-uhn ]
/ ɔrˈθɒp təˌrɒn, -tər ən /
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noun, plural or·thop·ter·a [awr-thop-ter-uh]. /ɔrˈθɒp tər ə/.
an orthopterous insect.
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Origin of orthopteron

1875–80; <New Latin, singular of Orthoptera name of the order. See orthopterous
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