heteropteran Entomology

heteropteran Entomology
heteropteran Entomology [ˌhɛtə'rɒpt(ə)r(ə)n]
noun a bug of the group Heteroptera, comprising those, such as water bugs, in which the forewings are non-uniform, having a thickened base and membranous tip. Compare with homopteran.
adjective relating to heteropterans.
Derivatives
heteropterous adjective
Origin
from mod. L. Heteroptera, from Gk heteros 'other' + pteron 'wing'.

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