homopteran [hō mäp′tər ən]
[< ModL Homoptera: see HOMO- & PTERO- & -AN]
any of an order (Homoptera) of insects with sucking mouthparts and two pairs of membranous wings of uniform thickness, as aphids, cicadas, or scale insects
of or relating to this order of insects

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  • Homopteran — Ho*mop ter*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An homopter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homopteran — /heuh mop teuhr euhn, hoh /, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835 45; see HOMOPTEROUS, AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction   any of more than 32,000 species of sucking insects, the members of which exhibit considerable… …   Universalium

  • homopteran — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek hom + pteron wing more at feather Date: circa 1842 any of an order or suborder (Homoptera) of insects (as aphids and cicadas) that have sucking mouthparts • homopteran adjective • homopterous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homopteran Entomology — [hɒ mɒpt(ə)r(ə)n] noun a bug of the group Homoptera, comprising those with uniform forewings, such as the plant bugs, aphids, and cicadas. Compare with heteropteran. adjective relating to homopterans. Derivatives homopterous adjective Origin from …   English new terms dictionary

  • homopteran — noun Any insect (a ) of the order Homoptera See Also: homopterous …   Wiktionary

  • homopteran — ho·mop·ter·an …   English syllables

  • homopteran — ho•mop•ter•an [[t]həˈmɒp tər ən, hoʊ [/t]] adj. 1) ent homopterous 2) ent a homopterous insect • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • homopteran — n. any insect of the suborder Homoptera, including aphids and cicadas, with wings of uniform texture (cf. HETEROPTERAN). Derivatives: homopterous adj. Etymology: HOMO + Gk pteron wing * * * noun insects having membranous forewings and hind wings… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lepidopteran — /lep i dop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. lepidopterous. n. 2. a lepidopterous insect. [1850 55; LEPIDOPTER(A) + AN] * * * Any of the more than 100,000 species constituting the order Lepidoptera (Greek: scaly wing ): butterflies, moths, and skippers. The… …   Universalium

  • heteropteran — ▪ insect order Introduction   any member of the insect order Heteroptera, which comprises the so called true bugs. (Some authorities use the name Hemiptera; others consider both the heteropterans and the homopterans to be suborders of the… …   Universalium

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