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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...
- 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...
- 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 Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) is a species of praying mantis native to Asia and the nearby islands. In 1896 this species was accidentally introduced...
- MANTIS Air Defence System (modular, automatic and network capable targeting and interception system), formerly titled as NBS-C-RAM (Nächstbereichschutzsystem...
- The Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina) is a species of praying mantis of the subfamily Stagmomantinae. ****ual cannibalism occurs in roughly one quarter...
- The Deadly Mantis is a 1957 American science-fiction monster film produced by William Alland for Universal-International. The film was directed by Nathan...
- 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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