Definition of Orthoptera

1. Noun. Grasshoppers and locusts; crickets.




Definition of Orthoptera

1. n. pl. An order of mandibulate insects including grasshoppers, locusts, cockroaches, etc. See Illust. under Insect.

Definition of Orthoptera

1. Noun. Any of very many four-winged insects, of the order ''Orthoptera'', such as grasshoppers, crickets and locusts ¹

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Definition of Orthoptera

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Medical Definition of Orthoptera

1. An order of mandibulate insects including grasshoppers, locusts, cockroaches, etc. The anterior wings are usually thickened and protect the posterior wings, which are larger and fold longitudinally like a fan. The Orthoptera undergo no metamorphosis. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Straight + feather, wing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthoptera

orthopny
orthopod
orthopoda
orthopods
orthopositronium
orthopoxvirus
orthopoxviruses
orthoprax
orthopraxy
orthoprosthesis
orthopsychiatric
orthopsychiatrist
orthopsychiatrists
orthopsychiatry
orthopter
orthoptera (current term)
orthopteran
orthopterans
orthopterist
orthopterists
orthopteroid
orthopteroids
orthopteron
orthopterous
orthopterous insect
orthopters
orthoptic
orthoptics
orthoptist
orthopyroxene

Literary usage of Orthoptera

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1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"CHAPTER XVI THE orthoptera The orthoptera is a large group of insects containing over 10000 species. Many of them are very large and striking in appearance ..."

2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1906)
"Joseph Redtenbacher published a paper on the orthoptera of the Island of St. Vincent.* A little more than a year later Brunner von Wattenwyl reported on the ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1908)
"Records of some Paraguayan orthoptera, with the Description of a New Genus and Species. Ent. News, XVl, pp. 37-42. Caudell, AN On a Collection of ..."

4. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"What the gaudy butterflies are to the eye, the orthoptera are to the ear. Indeed, grouping the various insects according to the sensations caused by the ..."

5. Russian Central Asia: Including Kuldja, Bokhara, Khiva and Merv by Henry Lansdell (1885)
"THE collection of orthoptera made by Fedchenko in Turkistan is so far complete that it enables us to give a pretty clear idea of the character of the ..."

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