Definition of Isoptera in English:

Isoptera

Syllabification: I·sop·te·ra
Pronunciation: /īˈsäptərə
 
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Entomology
An order of insects that comprises the termites.
More example sentences
  • Sociality has evolved multiple times, most notably in the Hymenoptera and Isoptera.
  • Treeswifts hunt opportunistically and frequently feed on Isoptera and Coleoptera (beetles).
  • Insects in the order Isoptera, are better known for eating timber than for being eaten themselves.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek isos 'equal' + pteron 'wing'.

Derivatives

isopteran

noun & adjective

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