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orthopterous

[ awr-thop-ter-uhs ]
/ ɔrˈθɒp tər əs /
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adjective
belonging or pertaining to the Orthoptera, an order of insects, including the cockroaches, mantids, walking sticks, crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids, characterized by leathery forewings, membranous hind wings, and chewing mouthparts.
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Origin of orthopterous

First recorded in 1820–30, orthopterous is from the New Latin word orthopterus straight-winged. See ortho-, -pterous
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British Dictionary definitions for orthopterous

orthopterous

orthopteran

/ (ɔːˈθɒptərəs) /

adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Orthoptera, a large order of insects, including crickets, locusts, and grasshoppers, having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings, hind legs adapted for leaping, and organs of stridulation
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