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Definition of Mantis

Mantis
Mantis Man"tis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a prophet.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is M. Carolina. Mantis shrimp. (Zo["o]l.) See Sguilla.

Meaning of Mantis from wikipedia

- Mantises are an order (Mantodea) of insects that contains over 2,400 species in about 430 genera in 15 families. The largest family is the Mantidae ("mantids")...
- Mantis shrimps, or stomatopods, are marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda. Some species have specialised calcified "clubs" that can strike with great...
- Mantis is the common name of any insect in the order Mantodea, also commonly known as praying mantises. Mantis may also refer to: Mantis (genus), a genus...
- Mantis is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been a member of the Avengers and the...
- The Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of praying mantis native to Asia and the nearby islands. In 1896 this species was accidentally introduced...
- The genus Mantis is in the family Mantidae, of the mantis order Mantodea. Some of its species have the common name "praying mantis". Mantis is a small...
- mantis is any insect of the order Mantodea. Praying mantis may also refer to: Praying Mantis (1983 film), a film directed by Jack Gold Praying Mantis...
- The Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) is a species of praying mantis of the subfamily Stagmomantinae. ****ual cannibalism occurs in roughly one quarter...
- Northern Praying Mantis (Chinese: 螳螂拳; pinyin: tánglángquán; literally: 'praying mantis fist') is a style of Chinese martial arts, sometimes called Shandong...
- a mantis from the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. It is known by various common names including walking flower mantis and (pink) orchid mantis. It...
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