Definition of Hemiptera

1. Noun. Plant bugs; bedbugs; some true bugs; also includes suborders Heteroptera (true bugs) and Homoptera (e.g., aphids, plant lice and cicadas).




Definition of Hemiptera

1. n. pl. An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillæ), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.

Medical Definition of Hemiptera

1. An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxillae), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others. They are divided into the Heteroptera, including the squash bug, soldier bug, bedbug, etc.; the Homoptera, including the cicadas, cuckoo spits, plant lice, scale insects, etc.; the Thysanoptera, including the thrips, and, according to most recent writers, the Pediculina or true lice. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Half + wing, fr. To fly. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemiptera

hemipeptone
hemipeptones
hemiphasmidic
hemiplegia
hemiplegias
hemiplegic
hemiplegic amyotrophy
hemiplegic gait
hemiplegic migraine
hemiplegics
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hemipode
hemiprotein
hemiproteins
hemipter
hemiptera (current term)
hemipteral
hemipteran
hemipterans
hemipteron
hemipterous
hemipterous insect
hemipters
hemisect
hemisected
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Literary usage of Hemiptera

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"CHAPTER XXV THE hemiptera The hemiptera is a large group containing many insects ... Most hemiptera have the dorsal surface of the body rather flattened, ..."

2. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"4031 TAXONOMY AND SYSTEMATIC. GENERAL. Van Duzee, EP hemiptera of ... A list of the hemiptera Heteroptera of the vicinity of Wood's Holl, Massachusetts. ..."

3. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"The hemiptera comprise two great groups,—the true hemiptera, which are designated as hemiptera hetero- ptera, and include all insects properly called Bugs ..."

4. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"hemiptera. Month consisting of a proboscis or mobile beak (usually concealed by bsing bent under ... THE hemiptera or Bugs are perhaps more widely known as ..."

5. A Manual on the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The order hemiptera includes many well-known pests: here belong the true ... The name hemiptera is from two Greek words : heini. half; and pteron, a wing. ..."

6. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization: Arranged in by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1832)
"From this circumstance is derived the name hemiptera, which is formed of two Greek ... exclusively formed of the genus Coccus, making part of the hemiptera. ..."

7. A Report on the Insects of Massachusetts, Injurious to Vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1841)
"The hemiptera are divided into two groups, distinguished by the following characters. 1. ... HARVEST-PLIES, PLANT-LICE, and BARK-LICE (hemiptera homoptera), ..."

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