heteropterous
adjective Etymology: ultimately from Greek heter- + pteron wing — more at feather Date: 1895 of or relating to an insect order or suborder (Heteroptera) comprising the true bugs

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  • heteropterous — [het΄ər äp′tər əs] adj. HEMIPTEROUS …   English World dictionary

  • heteropterous — /het euh rop teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs. [1890 95; < NL Heteropter(a) + OUS. See HETERO , PTEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heteropterous — het·er·op·ter·ous …   English syllables

  • heteropterous — het•er•op•ter•ous [[t]ˌhɛt əˈrɒp tər əs[/t]] adj. ent belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs • Etymology: 1890–95; hetero + pterous; cf. NL Heteroptera, neut …   From formal English to slang

  • heteropterous — /hɛtəˈrɒptərəs/ (say hetuh roptuhruhs) adjective of or relating to the true bugs of the suborder Heteroptera which have forewings thickened at the base and membranous at the apex. {New Latin Heteroptera, class name (from hetero hetero + Greek… …   Australian English dictionary

  • heteropterous — adjective see heteroptera * * * /het euh rop teuhr euhs/, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Heteroptera, in some classifications a suborder of hemipterous insects comprising the true bugs. [1890 95; < NL Heteropter(a) + OUS. See HETERO ,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heteropterous insect — noun true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑water bug, ↑assassin bug, ↑reduviid, ↑firebug, ↑cotton stainer • Member Holonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • het|er|op|ter|an — «HEHT uh ROP tuhr uhn», adjective, noun. –adj. = heteropterous. (Cf. ↑heteropterous) –n. a heteropterous insect. ╂[< hetero + Greek pterón wing + English an] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Francis Walker (entomologist) — Francis Walker (July 31, 1809 October 5, 1874) was an English entomologist. He was one of the most prolific authors in entomology, and stirred controversy during his later life as his publications resulted in a huge number of junior… …   Wikipedia

  • Уокер Френсис — (Francis Walker) английский энтомолог (1808 1874); известен составленными им каталогами насекомых Британского музея, причем он описал громадное количество новых видов, из которых, однако, многие не были признаны самостоятельными. У. написал,… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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