Definition of heteropteran in English:

heteropteran

noun

Biology
  • A bug of the group Heteroptera.

    • ‘There are no known examples of specialized heteropteran - pollinated plants.’
    • ‘As a result, verifying if relationships between ants and certain heteropterans are reciprocal has become a challenging field of scientific inquiry.’
    • ‘Phytoseiid mites and heteropteran bugs are frequently part of the enemy complex of herbivorous arthropods in agroecosystems.’
    • ‘Phyllomorpha laciniata is a heteropteran species characterized by an atypical behavior among insects.’
    • ‘Last male sperm precedence is found in other heteropterans studied and is relevant here because males that have recently mated with the egg-laying female may accept the eggs because of high expected paternity.’

adjective

Biology
  • Relating to or denoting heteropterans.

    • ‘It is an heteropteran bug known as Corizus hyoscyamii.’
    • ‘Phyllomorpha laciniata is a heteropteran species characterized by an atypical behavior among insects.’

Pronunciation:

heteropteran

/ˌhɛtəˈrɒpt(ə)r(ə)n/