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Noun: Hymenoptera  ,hI-mu'nóp-tu-ru
  1. An order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
    - order Hymenoptera
Noun: hymenopteran (hymenoptera,hymenopterans)  ,hI-mu'nóp-tu-run
  1. Insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
    - hymenopterous insect, hymenopteron, hymenopter

Type of: animal order, insect

Part of: class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta

Encyclopedia: Hymenoptera