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coleoptera meaning

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  • Noun: Coleoptera  `kowlee'ópturu
    1. Beetles
      - order Coleoptera

    Type of: animal order

    Part of: class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta

    Encyclopedia: Coleoptera


  • [Medicine]
    The largest order of insects,comprising the beetles and weevils. n pl
    1 cap : the largest order of insects comprising the beetles and weevils and being distinguished by a pair of forewings that are usu. hard and rigid, are never used for flight, and serve as a protective covering for the delicate flight wings and the upper surface of the abdomen
    2 : insects that are beetles — co·le·op·te·ran n or adj — co·le·op·te·rist n — co·le·op·te·rous adj

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  1. a new record species of cerambycidae coleoptera from china
  2. two new record species of cerambycidae coleoptera from china
  3. five new record species of cerambycidae coleoptera from china
  4. two newly recorded species of cerambycinae coleoptera in china
  5. three new record species of cerambycidae coleoptera from china

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