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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
insectum) are pancrustacean hexapod invertebrates
and the largest group within
have a chitinous...
- (entomon) 'insect
', and -λογία (-logia) 'study of') is the scientific study
, a branch
of zoology. In the past the term "insect
" was less specific...
- Scale insects
are small insects
of the order
Sternorrhyncha. Of dramatically variable appearance
****ual dimorphism, they...
in mythology around
the insect groups featuring
are the bee, fly, butterfly, cicada...
as food or edible insects
are insect species
used for human
consumption, e.g., whole
or as an ingredient
such as burger...
- Beneficial insects
(sometimes called beneficial
bugs) are any of a number
that perform valued services
of insects originated
on Earth about
480 million years
ago, in the Ordovician, at about
the same time terrestrial plants
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- Phasmida, Phasmatoptera
or Spectra) are an order
of insects whose members
are variously known
as stick insects
, stick-bugs, walking
sticks, or bug sticks. They...
- and 10 cm (3.9 in), can reach
weight. The longest insects
are the stick insects
, see below. Representatives
of the extinct
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