orthopteran

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or·thop·ter·an

 (ôr-thŏp′tər-ən)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order Orthoptera, having mouthparts that are adapted for chewing, usually two pairs of wings with thickened front wings and folded hind wings, and often enlarged hind legs. Orthopterans include the grasshoppers, crickets, and katydids.

[From New Latin Orthoptera, order name : Greek ortho-, ortho- + Greek ptera, neuter pl. of pteron, wing; see pet- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

or·thop′ter·an, or·thop′ter·ous adj.

orthopteran

(ɔːˈθɒptərən)
n, pl -teranspl -tera (-tərə)
(Animals) Also: orthopteron any orthopterous insect
adj
(Zoology) another word for orthopterous

or•thop•ter•an

(ɔrˈθɒp tər ən)
n.
an insect of the order Orthoptera, characterized by leathery forewings, membranous hind wings, and chewing mouthparts: includes the cockroaches, crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids.
[1895–1900; < New Latin orthopterus straight-winged (see ortho-, -pterous) + -an1]
or•thop′ter•ous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthopteran - any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthpartsorthopteran - any of various insects having leathery forewings and membranous hind wings and chewing mouthparts
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
order Orthoptera, Orthoptera - grasshoppers and locusts; crickets
grasshopper, hopper - terrestrial plant-eating insect with hind legs adapted for leaping
cricket - leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together