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Meaning of COLEOPTERA

Pronunciation:  `kowlee'âpturu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  beetles
 

COLEOPTERA is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: order Coleoptera
 
 See Also: animal order, Anobiidae, beetle, Bruchidae, Carabidae, Cerambycidae, Chrysomelidae, Cicindelidae, class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Cleridae, Coccinellidae, Curculionidae, Dermestidae, Dytiscidae, Elateridae, family Anobiidae, family Bruchidae, family Carabidae, family Cerambycidae, family Chrysomelidae, family Cicindelidae, family Cleridae, family Coccinellidae, family Curculionidae, family Dermestidae, family Dytiscidae, family Elateridae, family Gyrinidae, family Ipidae, family Lampyridae, family Meloidae, family Scolytidae, family Staphylinidae, family Tenebrionidae, Gyrinidae, Hexapoda, Insecta, Ipidae, Lamellicornia, Lampyridae, Meloidae, Scolytidae, Staphylinidae, superfamily Lamellicornia, Tenebrionidae

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co`le*op"te*ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?
sheath-winged; ? sheath + ? wing.] (Zo["o]l.)
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 maxill[ae]) adapted for chewing.
Most of the Coleoptera are known as beetles and weevils.

 

 

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