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Definition of Insects
Insect In"sect, a.
1. Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.
2. Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.
InsectInsect In"sect, n. [F. insecte, L. insectum, fr. insectus, p.
p. of insecare to cut in. See Section. The name was
originally given to certain small animals, whose bodies
appear cut in, or almost divided. Cf. Entomology.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda.
Note: The hexapod insects pass through three stages during
their growth, viz., the larva, pupa, and imago or
adult, but in some of the orders the larva differs
little from the imago, except in lacking wings, and the
active pupa is very much like the larva, except in
having rudiments of wings. In the higher orders, the
larva is usually a grub, maggot, or caterpillar,
totally unlike the adult, while the pupa is very
different from both larva and imago and is inactive,
taking no food.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the
word is often loosely applied to various small
4. Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.
Meaning of Insects from wikipedia
- crustaceans, which recent research
has indicated insects
all insects hatch
from eggs. Insect growth
by the inelastic
- (entomon) 'insect
', and -λογία (-logia) 'study of') is the scientific study
, a branch
of zoology. In the past the term "insect
" was less specific...
of insects originated
on Earth about
480 million years
ago, in the Ordovician, at about
the same time terrestrial plants
as food or edible insects
are insect species
used for human
consumption. More than 2,000 insects species worldwide
- a subclass
the winged insects
. It also includes insect orders
that are secondarily wingless
(that is, insect groups whose
that may vary greatly across insect
species, as they are adapted
to particular modes
of feeding. The earliest insects
- Aquatic insects
or water insects
live some portion
in the water. They feed in the same ways as other insects
. Some diving insects
- Phasmida, Phasmatoptera
or Spectra) are an order
of insects whose members
are variously known
as stick insects
, stick-bugs, walking
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a stadium. In holometabolous insects
, immature stages
are called larvae
and differ markedly
from adults. Insects which undergo holometabolism
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