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...
- (entomon) 'insect', and -λογία (-logia) 'study of') is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology. In the past the term "insect" was vaguer...
- Scale insects are small insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Sternorrhyncha. Of dramatically variable appearance and extreme ****ual dimorphism, they...
- 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...
- 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...
- Angels and Insects End Credits. Sony Pictures Cl****ics. 1995. "Awards". imdb.com. Retrieved 8 May 2017.[unreliable source?] "Angels and Insects DVD Cover"...
- 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...
- 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...
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