Meaning of cryptocerous in English:

cryptocerous

adjective

rare Entomology
  • (Of a heteropteran water bug) having hidden antennae; specifically belonging to the series Cryptocerata (or Hydrocorisae).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry McMurtrie (1793–1865).

Pronunciation

cryptocerous

/krɪpˈtɒs(ə)rəs/