from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or belonging to the insect order Hemiptera, which includes the true bugs of the suborder Heteroptera and their allies of the suborder Homoptera, characterized by piercing or sucking mouthparts and two pairs of wings.
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- adj. Of or pertaining to the Hemiptera order; hemipteran
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Half-winged—that is, having the fore wings partly membranous and partly coriaceous or chitinous; specifically, of or pertaining to or having the characters of the Hemiptera; found in or characterizing the Hemiptera. Also hemipteral.
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Six districts are overrun by hemipterous stinkbugs — thangnang in Mizo — which are the size of a large kernel of corn.
Rhynchophora: specifically, the jointed structure covering the lancets in the hemipterous mouth.
Once they tried him on the rarer British hemipterous homoptera, but soon discovered that he was a very fair entomologist.
BUG, the common name for hemipterous insects of the family _Cimicidae_, of which the best-known example is the house bug or bed bug (_Cimex lectularius_).
Coleoptera, the Meloë, and singular Stylops and Xenos; among Neuroptera, the snow insect, Boreus, the Podura (Fig. 109) and Lepisma, and especially the hemipterous lice, will throw a flood of light on these prime subjects in philosophical entomology.
In its form the louse closely resembles the bed-bug, and the two groups of lice, the Pediculi and Mallophaga, should be considered as families of Hemiptera, though degraded and at the base of the hemipterous series.
The numerous brown spots which you can see on their stalks are hemipterous insects, commonly called cochineal.
Using the recently sequenced genome of the pea aphid (Acyrthosiphon pisum), we conducted the first extensive annotation of the immune and stress gene repertoire of a hemipterous insect, which is phylogenetically distantly-related to previously characterized insects models.