Definition of Isoptera in English:

Isoptera

Line breaks: Isop|tera
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈsɒptərə
 
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noun

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.

Derivatives

isopteran

noun & adjective

Origin

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

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