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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...
- The Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of mantis native to Asia and the nearby islands. In 1896 this species was accidentally introduced...
- Mantis is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character has been a member of the Avengers and the Guardians...
- The Deadly Mantis is a 1957 American science-fiction monster film produced by William Alland for Universal-International. The film was directed by Nathan...
- Stick mantis and twig mantis are common names applied to numerous species of mantis that mimic sticks or twigs as camouflage. Often the name serves to...
- The European mantis (Mantis religiosa) is a large hemimetabolic insect in the family of the Mantidae ('mantids'), which is the largest family of the order...
- Theopompa sp. (Asian bark mantises) Dead leaf mantis Flower mantis Gr**** mantis Leaf mantis Shield mantis Stick mantis List of mantis genera and species "Tanzanian...
- Flower mantises are those species of praying mantises that mimic flowers. Their coloration is an example of aggressive mimicry, a form of camouflage in...
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