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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
- Insect morphology
is the study
of the physical
form of insects
. The terminology
used to describe insects
to that used for other...
- Scale insects
are small insects
of the order
Sternorrhyncha. Of dramatically variable appearance
****ual dimorphism, they...
are six-legged arthropods
of the class
may also refer
(album) by the band Breed
77, or the title track
as food or edible insects
are insect species
used for human
consumption, e.g., whole
or as an ingredient
such as burger...
- and 10 cm (3.9 in), can reach
weight. The longest insects
are the stick insects
, see below. Representatives
of the extinct
- Aquatic insects
or water insects
live some portion
in the water. They feed in the same ways as other insects
. Some diving insects
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