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Hymenoptera

Pronunciation: hi'me-nop'ter-a

Definition: 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]

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