Meaning of hymenopterous

hy•me•nop•ter•ous

Pronunciation: (hī"mu-nop'tur-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects having, when winged, four membranous wings, and comprising the wasps, bees, ants, ichneumon flies, and sawflies.
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