Hymenoptera order of insects that includes ants, wasps, and bees, 1773, coined in Modern Latin 1748 by Linnæus from Gk. hymen (gen. hymenos) "membrane" (see HYMEN (Cf. hymen)) + pteron "wing" (see PETITION (Cf. petition)). Related: Hymenopterous.

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  • Hymenoptera — Hy me*nop te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? membrane winged; ? skin, membrane + ? wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: They have four membranous wings, with few… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hymenoptĕra — Hymenoptĕra, so v.w. Hautflügler …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Hymenoptera — Taxobox name = Hymenoptera fossil range=Triassic Recent image width = 240px image caption = female Andrena sp. regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo = Endopterygota ordo …   Wikipedia

  • Hymenoptera — Hyménoptères …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hymenoptera — «Himenóptero» redirige aquí. Para el cortometraje de 1992, véase Himenóptero (corto).   Hymenoptera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hymenoptera — Hautflügler Westliche Honigbiene (Apis mellifera) Systematik Unterstamm: Tracheentiere (Tracheata) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hymenoptera — noun an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc. • Syn: ↑order Hymenoptera • Derivationally related forms: ↑hymenopterous • Hypernyms: ↑animal order …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hymenoptera — …   Википедия

  • Hymenoptera — An order of insects, including bees, wasps, and ants, characterized by locked pairs of membranous wings and high development of social or colonial behavior. [G. hymen, membrane, + pteron, wing] * * * Hy·me·nop·tera .hī mə näp tə rə n pl an order… …   Medical dictionary

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