Meloe

Mel'o·e [ New Latin , from Greek ... to probe a wound.] (Zoology) A genus of beetles without wings, but having short oval elytra; the oil beetles. These beetles are sometimes used instead of cantharides for raising blisters. See Oil beetle , under Oil .
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meloe

<zoology> A genus of beetles without wings, but having short oval elytra; the oil beetles. These beetles are sometimes used instead of cantharides for raising blisters. See Oil beetle, under Oil. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr. To probe a wound. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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Meloe

• A genus of beetles without wings, but having short oval elytra; the oil beetles. These beetles are sometimes used instead of cantharides for raising blisters. See Oil beetle, under Oil.
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Meloe

The blister beetle genus Meloe is a large, widespread group commonly referred to as oil beetles. They are known as `oil beetles` because they release oily droplets of hemolymph from their joints when disturbed; this contains cantharidin, a poisonous chemical causing blistering of the skin and painful swelling. Members of this genus are typically.....
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