Definition of hymenopteran in English:

hymenopteran

noun

Biology
  • An insect of the order Hymenoptera, such as a bee, wasp, or ant.

    • ‘Flies and hymenopterans (bees and wasps) also differ in their flight patterns.’
    • ‘Our Malaise traps captured primarily dipterans, hymenopterans, and coleopterans.’
    • ‘In social hymenopterans, male haploidy further reduces effective population size.’
    • ‘The honeybee, like other hymenopteran species, is characterized by a haplodiploid system of reproduction.’
    • ‘In that regard, they are just like most animals other than the hymenopterans.’

adjective

Biology
  • Relating to or denoting hymenopterans.

    • ‘What has happened here is that a parasitic hymenopteran has injected her tiny egg into a golden egg.’
    • ‘The composition stationarity test using the hymenopteran data was designed in a similar way, using just the 16S gene.’
    • ‘The hymenopteran and mecopteran arolium may be patterned in lines.’
    • ‘The first linkage map for a hymenopteran species followed soon after.’
    • ‘The honeybee, like other hymenopteran species, is characterized by a haplodiploid system of reproduction.’

Pronunciation:

hymenopteran

/ˌhʌɪmɛˈnɒpt(ə)rən/