Hemiptera

He*mip"te*ra

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. half + wing, fr. to fly.] (Zol.) An order of hexapod insects having a jointed proboscis, including four sharp stylets (mandibles and maxill), for piercing. In many of the species (Heteroptera) the front wings are partially coriaceous, and different from the others.
[1913 Webster]

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.

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He*mip"ter*al

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He*mip"ter*ous

(?), } a. (Zol.) Of or pertaining to the Hemiptera.
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