Definition of Hymenoptera

1. Noun. An order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc..




Definition of Hymenoptera

1. n. pl. An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc.

Definition of Hymenoptera

1. hymenopteron [n] - See also: hymenopteron

Medical Definition of Hymenoptera

1. An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc. They have four membranous wings, with few reticulations, and usually with a thickened, dark spot on the front edge of the anterior wings. In most of the species, the tongue, or lingua, is converted into an organ for sucking honey, or other liquid food, and the mandibles are adapted for biting or cutting. In one large division (Aculeata), including the bees, wasps, and ants, the females and workers usually have a sting, which is only a modified ovipositor. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Membrane-winged; skin, membrane + wing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymenoptera

hymeniums
hymenless
hymenlike
hymenoid
hymenolepiasis
hymenolepidid
hymenolepis
hymenology
hymenomycetes
hymenophoral trama
hymenophore
hymenophores
hymenoplasties
hymenoplasty
hymenopter
hymenoptera (current term)
hymenopteral
hymenopteran
hymenopterans
hymenopteron
hymenopterons
hymenopterous
hymenopterous insect
hymenopters
hymenorrhaphies
hymenostomatida
hymenotomy
hymens
hymen├Žal

Literary usage of Hymenoptera

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"Entomologist, London, 1905, On some new genera and species of hymenoptera from Cape Colony and Transvaal. Cape Town, Trans. S. Afric. Phil. Soc., 15, pt. ..."

2. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1906)
"FOSSIL PARASITIC AND PHYTOPHAGOUS hymenoptera FROM FLORISSANT, COLORADO. ... Many of the genera of parasitic hymenoptera are very widely distributed, ..."

3. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"We now pass to the Second Series. Series 2. hymenoptera ... The larvae usually lire in the cells of other hymenoptera. ..."

4. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"As a group the hymenoptera are distinguished from other insects by the following points: Their metamorphoses are complete, their mouth parts are mandibulate ..."

5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1899)
"I have been unable to secure lists of the Kansas hymenoptera in the collections of the State University, in the National Museum, and in the collections of ..."

6. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1851)
"Geographical Distribution of hymenoptera in Arctic North America. By ADAM WHITE, FLS " Otho Fabricius first, perhaps, recorded the names of any of the ..."

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