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      n  
1    any small air-breathing arthropod of the class Insecta, having a body divided into head, thorax, and abdomen, three pairs of legs, and (in most species) two pairs of wings. Insects comprise about five sixths of all known animal species, with a total of over one million named species  
   Related adj       entomic  
2    (loosely) any similar invertebrate, such as a spider, tick, or centipede  
3    a contemptible, loathsome, or insignificant person  
     (C17: from Latin insectum (animal that has been) cut into, insect, from insecare, from in-2 + secare to cut; translation of Greek entomon insect)  
  insectean, insectan, insectile      adj  
  insect-like      adj  


lac insect  
      n   any of various homopterous insects of the family Lacciferidae, esp. Laccifer lacca of India, the females of which secrete lac  
leaf insect  
      n   any of various mostly tropical Asian insects of the genus Phyllium and related genera, having a flattened leaflike body: order Phasmida  
   See also       stick insect  
scale insect  
      n   any small homopterous insect of the family Coccidae and related families, which typically live and feed on plants and secrete a protective scale around themselves. Many species, such as the San Jose scale, are important pests  
spittle insect   , spittlebug  
      n      other names for the       froghopper  
stick insect  
      n   any of various mostly tropical insects of the family Phasmidae that have an elongated cylindrical body and long legs and resemble twigs: order Phasmida,   (Also called (U.S. and Canadian))    walking stick      See also       leaf insect  
water stick insect  
      n   a slender sticklike flightless water bug, Ranatra linearis, that is predatory on small creatures such as water fleas  
wax insect  
      n   any of various scale insects that secrete wax or a waxy substance, esp. the oriental species Ceroplastes ceriferus, which produces Chinese wax  
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insectean, insect, instance, insectary

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