Meaning of hemipterous

he•mip•ter•ous

Pronunciation: (hi-mip'tur-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Hemiptera, an order of insects having forewings that are thickened and leathery at the base and membranous at the apex, comprising the true bugs.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the order Hemiptera, in some classifications comprising the heteropterous and homopterous insects.
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