insect

  1. small air-breathing arthropod
  2. has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

Insect

Insects (from Latin insectum, a calque of Greek ἔντομον [éntomon], `cut into sections`) are a class of invertebrates within the arthropod phylum that have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae. They are among the most diverse groups of a.....
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insect

[n] - small air-breathing arthropod
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Insect

Anthropod with three pairs of legs (e.g.fly).
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insect

Insects are animals with jointed legs (arthropods) and external ‘skeletons`. They have 6 legs, e.g. flies, beetles and butterflies.
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Insect

Fleet Tender class [UK]
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Insect

In'sect (ĭn'sĕkt) noun [ French insecte , Latin insectum , from insectus , past participle of insecare to cut in. See Section . The name was originally given to certain small animals, whose bodies appear cut in , or almost divided. Confer Ent...
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Insect

In'sect adjective 1. Of or pertaining to an insect or insects. 2. Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.
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insect

1. <zoology> One of the Insecta; especially, one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta. ... The hexapod insects pass through three stages during their growth, viz, the larva, pupa, and imago or adult, but in some of the orders the larva differs little from the imago, except in lacking wings, and the active pupa is very much like the larva, except in h...
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insect

noun small air-breathing arthropod
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insect

(in´sekt) any individual of the class Insecta.
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Insect

• (n.) Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion. • (n.) Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates. • (a.) Of or pertaining to an insect or insects. • (n.) Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing. • (a.) Like an insect; small; mean; ...
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insect

any member of the largest class of the phylum Arthropoda, which is itself the largest of the animal phyla. Insects have segmented bodies, jointed ... [47 related articles]
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insect

insect, insects 1. A type of very small, air-breathing creature with six legs, a body divided into three parts and usually two pairs of wings; or, more generally, any similar very small animal: 'Ants, beetles, butterflies, and flies are all insects.' 2. Any of numerous usually small arthropod animals of the class Insecta, having an adult stage cha...
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Insect

Relatively small and simple animals that have a rigid external skeleton, three body sections, three pairs of legs, and antennae. These organisms are the most abundant group of eukaryotes on the Earth.
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insect

A member of the class Insecta, which is in the phylum Arthropoda (see arthropods). This class contains organisms that in the adult normally have six legs, three distinct regions to the body (head, thorax, and abdomen), one pair of antennae, and, often, one or two pairs of wings. Most insects are ter...
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insect

insect, invertebrate animal of the class Insecta of the phylum Arthropoda. Like other arthropods, an insect has a hard outer covering, or exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs. Adult insects typically have wings and are the only flying invertebrates.The body of the typical adult insect is ...
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insect

Any of a vast group of small invertebrate animals with hard, segmented bodies, three pairs of jointed legs, and, usually, two pairs of wings; they belong among the arthropods and are distributed throughout the world. An insect's body is divided into three segments: head, thorax, and abdom...
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insect

arthropod in Class Hexapoda whose body is divided into three sections: the head, thorax, and abdomen; an insect has three pairs of legs and usually one or two pairs of wings
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