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or•thop•ter•ous



Pronunciation: (ôr-thop'tur-us), [key]
adj.
belonging or pertaining to the Orthoptera, an order of insects, including the cockroaches, mantids, walking sticks, crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids, characterized by leathery forewings, membranous hind wings, and chewing mouthparts.

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