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Hymenoptera

order of insects that includes ants, wasps, and bees, 1773, coined in Modern Latin 1748 by Linnæus from Greek hymen (genitive hymenos) "membrane" (see hymen) + pteron "wing" (from PIE root *pet- "to rush, to fly"). Related: Hymenopterous.

updated on February 10, 2018

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Definitions of Hymenoptera from WordNet

Hymenoptera (n.)
an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.;
Synonyms: order Hymenoptera
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Dictionary entries near Hymenoptera

Hyman

hymen

Hymen

hymeneal

hymeno-

Hymenoptera

hymie

hymn

hymnal

hymnic

hymnist