Definition of Insects. Meaning of Insects. Synonyms of Insects

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Definition of Insects

Insect
Insect In"sect, a. 1. Of or pertaining to an insect or insects. 2. Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.
Insect
Insect 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. See Insecta. 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 scorpion. 3. (Zo["o]l.) Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates. 4. Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing. --Thomson.

Meaning of Insects from wikipedia

- vary; usually, insects comprise a cl**** within the Arthropoda. As used here, the term Insecta is synonymous with Ectognatha. Insects have a chitinous...
- meaning 'insect', and -λογία (-logia), meaning 'study of') is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology. In the past the term "insect" was more...
- as Phasmida or Phasmatoptera) are an order of insects whose members are variously known as stick insects, stick-bugs, walking sticks or bug sticks. They...
- cl**** of insects originated on Earth about 480 million years ago, in the Ordovician, at about the same time terrestrial plants appeared. Insects evolved...
- The following are lists of insects of Great Britain. There are more than 20,000 insects of Great Britain, this page provides lists by order. List of Odonata...
- Angels and Insects End Credits. Sony Pictures Cl****ics. 1995. "Awards". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.[unreliable source?] "Angels and Insects DVD Cover"...
- instar stages in hemimetabolous insects. All three categories of metamorphosis can be found in the diversity of insects, including no metamorphosis ("ametaboly")...
- Insects have a range of mouthparts, adapted to particular modes of feeding. The earliest insects had chewing mouthparts. Specialization has mostly been...
- optimization Task allocation and partitioning of social insects International Union for the Study of Social Insects Foster, Kevin R.; Ratnieks, Francis L. W. (2005)...
- Insect collecting refers to the collection of insects and other arthropods for scientific study or as a hobby. Because most insects are small and the...
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