Homopteran \Ho*mop"ter*an\, n. (Zo["o]l.) An homopter. [1913 Webster]

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  • homopteran — [hō mäp′tər ən] n. [< ModL Homoptera: see HOMO & PTERO & AN] any of an order (Homoptera) of insects with sucking mouthparts and two pairs of membranous wings of uniform thickness, as aphids, cicadas, or scale insects adj. of or relating to… …   English World dictionary

  • homopteran — /heuh mop teuhr euhn, hoh /, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835 45; see HOMOPTEROUS, AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction   any of more than 32,000 species of sucking insects, the members of which exhibit considerable… …   Universalium

  • homopteran — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek hom + pteron wing more at feather Date: circa 1842 any of an order or suborder (Homoptera) of insects (as aphids and cicadas) that have sucking mouthparts • homopteran adjective • homopterous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homopteran — noun Any insect (a ) of the order Homoptera See Also: homopterous …   Wiktionary

  • homopteran — ho·mop·ter·an …   English syllables

  • homopteran — ho•mop•ter•an [[t]həˈmɒp tər ən, hoʊ [/t]] adj. 1) ent homopterous 2) ent a homopterous insect • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • homopteran — n. any insect of the suborder Homoptera, including aphids and cicadas, with wings of uniform texture (cf. HETEROPTERAN). Derivatives: homopterous adj. Etymology: HOMO + Gk pteron wing * * * noun insects having membranous forewings and hind wings… …   Useful english dictionary

  • homopteran Entomology — [hɒ mɒpt(ə)r(ə)n] noun a bug of the group Homoptera, comprising those with uniform forewings, such as the plant bugs, aphids, and cicadas. Compare with heteropteran. adjective relating to homopterans. Derivatives homopterous adjective Origin from …   English new terms dictionary

  • lepidopteran — /lep i dop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. lepidopterous. n. 2. a lepidopterous insect. [1850 55; LEPIDOPTER(A) + AN] * * * Any of the more than 100,000 species constituting the order Lepidoptera (Greek: scaly wing ): butterflies, moths, and skippers. The… …   Universalium

  • heteropteran — ▪ insect order Introduction   any member of the insect order Heteroptera, which comprises the so called true bugs. (Some authorities use the name Hemiptera; others consider both the heteropterans and the homopterans to be suborders of the… …   Universalium

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