Hemipteran \He*mip"ter*an\, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Hemiptera; an hemipter. [1913 Webster]

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  • hemipteran — [hē mip′tər ən, həmip′tər ən] n. [< ModL Hemiptera (see HEMI & PTERO ) + AN] a true bug: see BUG1 (sense 1) hemipteroid adj. hemipterous adj …   English World dictionary

  • hemipteran — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek hēmi + pteron wing more at feather Date: circa 1864 any of a large order (Hemiptera) of hemimetabolous insects (as the true bugs) that have hemelytra and mouthparts adapted to piercing and sucking •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemipteran — /hi mip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. hemipterous. n. 2. Also, hemipteron /hi mip teuh ron /. a true bug; a hemipterous insect. [1875 80; HEMIPTER(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • hemipteran — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to the Hemiptera order; hemipterous 2. noun Any insect of the order Hemiptera; the true bugs …   Wiktionary

  • hemipteran — he·mip·ter·an …   English syllables

  • hemipteran — he•mip•ter•an [[t]hɪˈmɪp tər ən[/t]] adj. 1) ent hemipterous 2) ent Also, he•mip′ter•on . a true bug; hemipterous insect • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • hemipteran — noun insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis • Syn: ↑hemipterous insect, ↑bug, ↑hemipteron • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑leaf bug …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemipteran Entomology — [hɛ mɪpt(ə)r(ə)n] noun an insect of the large order Hemiptera or bugs, which includes aphids, cicadas, and leafhoppers. adjective relating to hemipterans. Derivatives hemipterous adjective Origin from mod. L. Hemiptera, from Gk hēmi half + pteron …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Stigmatomycosis — The term Stigmatomycosis is the general name for a fungal disease that occurs in a number of crops, such as cotton, soybean, pecan, pomegranate, citrus, and pistachio. It has been reported on pistachio in Greece, Iran, Russia, and is frequently a …   Wikipedia

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