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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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