orthopteroid

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Orthopter(a) +‎ -oid.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɔːˈθɒptəɹɔɪd/

Noun[edit]

orthopteroid ‎(plural orthopteroids)

  1. (entomology) Any of the insects historically included in the order Orthoptera, including the cockroaches, earwigs, praying mantises, etc. [from 19th c.]
    • 2016, Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 1 July:
      Beccaloni brought his centipede back to the Natural History Museum in London, where he works as a curator of orthopteroids, an order of insects which include crickets and praying mantises.