Orthopterous
Orthopterous Or*thop"ter*ous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Orthoptera}. [1913 Webster]

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  • orthopterous — /awr thop teuhr euhs/, adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • orthopterous — or·thop·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • orthopterous — /ɔˈθɒptərəs/ (say aw thoptuhruhs) adjective belonging or relating to the Orthoptera, an order of insects that includes the crickets, grasshoppers, etc., characterised usually by leathery forewings and longitudinally folded, membranous hind wings …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthopterous —   a. pertaining or belonging to insect order including grasshoppers, crickets, etc.    ♦ orthopteran, n. & a.    ♦ orthopterist, n. student of insects.    ♦ orthopteron, n. such insect …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • orthopterous — adjective see orthopteral …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthopterous insect — noun any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts • Syn: ↑orthopteron, ↑orthopteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑grasshopper, ↑hopper, ↑cricke …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthopteran — n. any insect of the order Orthoptera, with straight narrow forewings, and hind legs modified for jumping etc., including grasshoppers and crickets. Derivatives: orthopterous adj. Etymology: ORTHO + Gk pteros wing * * * noun any of various… …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthopteron — noun any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts • Syn: ↑orthopterous insect, ↑orthopteran • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑grasshopper, ↑hopper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • or|thop|ter|an — «awr THOP tuhr uhn», noun, adjective. –n. an orthopterous insect. –adj. = orthopterous. (Cf. ↑orthopterous) …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthopteran — /awr thop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. orthopterous. n. 2. an orthopterous insect. [1895 1900; < NL Orthopter(a) (see ORTHOPTERON) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   broadly, any member of one of four insect orders. Orthopteran has come to be regarded… …   Universalium

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