Definitions for orthopteranɔrˈθɒp tər ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•thop•ter•anɔrˈθɒp tər ən(n.)

  1. an insect of the order Orthoptera, characterized by leathery forewings, membranous hind wings, and chewing mouthparts: includes the cockroaches, crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids.

    Category: Entomology

Origin of orthopteran:

1895–1900; < NL orthopterus straight-winged (see ortho -, -pterous ) + -an1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. orthopterous insect, orthopteron, orthopteran(noun)

    any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts


  1. orthopteran(Noun)

    Any of many insects of the order Orthoptera


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