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...
- Startled Insects was an English pop band. Startled Insects began around 1983 in Bristol, England, as a collective of three producers/multi-instrumentalists...
- Angels and Insects End Credits. Sony Pictures Cl****ics. 1995. "Awards". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.[unreliable source?] "Angels and Insects DVD Cover"...
- 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 vaguer...
- cl**** of insects originated on Earth about 480 million years ago, in the Ordovician, at about the same time terrestrial plants appeared. Insects may have...
- Insect morphology is the study and description of the physical form of insects. The terminology used to describe insects is similar to that used for other...
- 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 a higher weight. The longest insects are the stick insects, see below. Representatives of the extinct dragonfly-like order...
- Insects as food or edible insects are insect species used for human consumption, e.g., whole or as an ingredient in processed food products such as burger...
- Insects (Czech: Hmyz) is a surreal comedy film directed by Jan Švankmajer, the film is based on the play Pictures from the Insects' Life by Karel and Josef...
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