Hymenopterous
Hymenopteral Hy`me*nop"ter*al, Hymenopterous Hy`me*nop"ter*ous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Like, or characteristic of, the Hymenoptera; pertaining to the Hymenoptera. [1913 Webster]

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  • hymenopterous — adjective see hymenopteran …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hymenopterous — /huy meuh nop teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects having, when winged, four membranous wings, and comprising the wasps, bees, ants, ichneumon flies, and sawflies. [1805 15; < Gk hymenópteros. See… …   Universalium

  • hymenopterous — adjective Describing insects of the order Hymenoptera; hymenopteran …   Wiktionary

  • hymenopterous — hy·me·nop·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • hymenopterous — hy•me•nop•ter•ous [[t]ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər əs[/t]] adj. ent belonging or pertaining to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects having, when winged, four membranous wings, and comprising the wasps, bees, ants, ichneumon flies, and sawflies • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • hymenopterous — /haɪməˈnɒptərəs/ (say huymuh noptuhruhs) adjective belonging or relating to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects having four membranous wings (when winged), biting mouth parts, and a constricted waist, and including the wasps, bees, ants,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hymenopterous —   a. having four membranous wings.    ♦ hymenoptera, n.pl. (sing.    ♦ hymenopteron) order including such insects.    ♦ hymenopterist, n. student of hymenoptera.    ♦ hymenopterology, n. study of hymenoptera …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hymenopterous — adjective of or relating to insects of the order Hymenoptera • Pertains to noun: ↑Hymenoptera • Derivationally related forms: ↑Hymenoptera …   Useful english dictionary

  • hymenopterous insect — noun insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing • Syn: ↑hymenopteran, ↑hymenopteron, ↑hymenopter • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑bee, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • John Obadiah Westwood — (22 December 1805 ndash; 2 January 1893) was an English entomologist and archaeologist also noted for his artistic talents.Born in Sheffield, he studied to be a lawyer but abandoned that for his scientific interests.He became a curator and later… …   Wikipedia

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