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hymenopteran definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing [syn: hymenopterous insect, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopter]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: New Latin Hymenoptera, from Greek, neuter plural of hymenopteros membrane-winged, from hym?n + pteron wing more at feather Date: circa 1842 any of an order (Hymenoptera) of highly specialized insects with complete metamorphosis that include the bees, wasps, ants, ichneumon flies, sawflies, gall wasps, and related forms, often associate in large colonies with complex social organization, and have usually four membranous wings and the abdomen generally borne on a slender pedicel hymenopteran adjective hymenopterous adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any insect of the order Hymenoptera having four transparent wings, including bees, wasps, and ants. Derivatives: hymenopterous adj. Etymology: mod.L hymenoptera f. Gk humenopteros membrane-winged (as HYMENIUM, pteron wing)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hymenopteran Hy`me*nop"ter*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Hymenoptera.



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