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hemipteran Syllabification: he·mip·ter·an
Pronunciation: /həˈmiptərən/

Definition of hemipteran in English:


An insect of the order Hemiptera, such as an aphid, cicada, or leafhopper.
Example sentences
  • Predaceous arthropods were tallied and assigned to general taxonomic groups: spiders, hymenopterans, hemipterans, and coccinellids.
  • Worldwide, stilt bugs are a relatively small group of unusual hemipterans, or true bugs, in the family Berytidae.
  • In June, there was a significant increase in consumption of hemipterans.


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Relating to or denoting hemipterans.
Example sentences
  • They suggest that Roridula absorbs nitrogen from the liquid hemipteran faeces directly through the cuticle.
  • Recently, it was suggested that the hemipteran - plant interaction constituted a new pathway for plant carnivory.
  • This was not, however, the same as the hemipteran rostrum.


Pronunciation: /-tərəs/
Example sentences
  • The hemipterous beetles are partially adapted to visiting flowers, as the genera Chauliognathus, Gnathium, and Nemognatha.
  • These hemipterous bugs are significant pests throughout the United States.

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