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[hi-mip-ter-uh s] /hɪˈmɪp tər əs/

belonging or pertaining to the , an order of insects having forewings that are thickened and leathery at the base and membranous at the apex, comprising the true bugs.
belonging or pertaining to the order , in some classifications comprising the heteropterous and homopterous insects.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Hemiptera, a large order of insects having sucking or piercing mouthparts specialized as a beak (rostrum). The group is divided into the suborders Homoptera (aphids, cicadas, etc) and Heteroptera (water bugs, bedbugs, etc)


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