[beetle] Pyrophorus is a genus of click beetle (family Elateridae). They are one of several genera in the tribe Pyrophorini, all of which are bioluminescent. Their bioluminescence is similar to that of another group of beetles, the fireflies, although click beetles do not flash, but remain c...
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The term pyrophorus (Gr. "fire" + "to bear") refers to a substance which spontaneously inflames on contact with the air; one of yellow color and blue fluorescence. In early use, the term was applied specifically to Homberg`s pyrophorus, a substance made by heating alum with lampblack, flour, starch...
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[n] - tropical click beetles
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Py·roph'o·rus noun [ New Latin See Pyrophorous .] (Old Chem.) Any one of several substances or mixtures which phosphoresce or ignite spontaneously on exposure to air, as a heated mixture of alum, potash, and charcoal, or a mixture of...
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<chemistry> Any one of several substances or mixtures which phosphoresce or ignite spontaneously on exposure to air, as a heated mixture of alum, potash, and charcoal, or a mixture of charcoal and finely divided lead. ... Origin: NL. See Pyrophorous. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar...
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genus Pyrophorus noun tropical click beetles
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• (n.) Any one of several substances or mixtures which phosphoresce or ignite spontaneously on exposure to air, as a heated mixture of alum, potash, and charcoal, or a mixture of charcoal and finely divided lead.
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(from the article `click beetle`) ...American click beetle, grows to 45 mm (over 1 34 in.) long and has two large black-and-white eyelike spots on the prothorax, a region behind the ...
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1) Arthropod genus 2) Genus pyrophorus 3) Pyrophorus 4) Tropical click beetles
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