noun see orthopteran

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • orthopterist — or·thop·ter·ist …   English syllables

  • orthopterist —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷tərə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Orthoptera + English ist : orthopterologist * * * orthopˈterist or orthopterolˈogist noun A person who studies the Orthopt …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthopteran — noun Etymology: New Latin Orthoptera Date: circa 1842 any of an order (Orthoptera) of insects (as crickets and grasshoppers) characterized by biting mouthparts, two pairs of wings or none, enlarged hind femurs, and an incomplete metamorphosis •… …   New Collegiate 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

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