- an order of insects including: bees
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Hy`me·nop'te·ra noun plural
[ New Latin , from Greek ... membrane-winged; ... skin, membrane + ... wing.] (Zoology)
An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc. » They have four membranous wings, with few reticulations, and usually with a thicke
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<zoology> 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
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order Hymenoptera noun
an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
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• (n. pl.) An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc.
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Hymenoptera is one of the largest orders of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees and ants. There are over 130,000 recognized species, with many more remaining to be described. The name refers to the heavy wings of the insects, and is derived from the Ancient Greek ὑμήν (hymen): membrane and πτερόν (pteron): wing. The hindwings
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The hymenoptera is an extensive order of insects which includes the bees, wasps and ants. Most of the members have two pairs of membranous naked wings, and all members show a marked division of the body into head, thorax and abdomen. The order is divided into two sub-orders, distinguished by the manner in which the thorax is joined to the abdomen.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′me-nop′tĕr-ă Definitions: 1. An order of insects, including bees, wasps, and ants, characterized by locked pairs of membranous wings and high development of social or colonial behavior.
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Order to which all bees belong, as well as ants, wasps and certain parasites.
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Very large order of insects that includes bees, wasps, ants (see anting), sawflies, etc. Over 100,000 species.
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insect order with two pairs of filmy, membrane-like wings; includes bees, ants, and wasps
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