Coleoptera

• (n. pl.) An order of insects having the anterior pair of wings (elytra) hard and horny, and serving as coverings for the posterior pair, which are membranous, and folded transversely under the others when not in use. The mouth parts form two pairs of jaws (mandibles and maxillae) adapted for chewing. Most of the Coleoptera are known as beetl...
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Coleoptera

order Coleoptera noun beetles
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Coleoptera

Co`le·op'te·ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ... sheath-winged; ... sheath + ... wing.] (Zoology) An order of insects having the anterior pair of wings (elytra) hard and horny, and serving as coverings for the posterior pair, which are membranous, and folded transversely under the ot...
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Coleoptera

Coleoptera 1. The beetles, the largest order of insects, consisting of over 300,000 species. 2. Etymology: from New Latin, neuter plural of Greek koleopteros, 'sheath-winged', from koleo(s); also koleo(n), 'a sheath' + ptera, 'wings'.
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Coleoptera

Coleoptera is the beetle and weevil order of insects, of the group Endopterygota, distinguished by the forewings modified to form shell-like protective covers (elytra) for the posterior pair of wings.
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Coleoptera

insect order with hard forewings that form a straight line down the back; beetles
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Coleoptera

order beetles
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coleoptera

The largest order of insects, comprising the beetles and weevils. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Coleoptera

the order comprised of the beetles; sheath winged
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Coleoptera

Type: Term Pronunciation: kō′lē-op′ter-ă Definitions: 1. An order of insects, the beetles, characterized by the possession of a pair of hard, horny wing covers overlying a pair of delicate membranous flying wings; it is the largest of the insect orders with the largest number of species of any animal or plant order.  ...
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Coleoptera

[n] - beetles
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