Definition: Meaning of, insect in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈɪnsɛkt /

  • noun
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insect insects
  1. a small creature such as a fly or ANT, that has six legs, and sometimes wings
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insect used in phrases

  • coccid insect (noun)
    1. scale insects and mealybugs
  • cochineal insect (noun)
    1. mexican red scale insect that feeds on cacti; the source of a red dye
  • dictyopterous insect (noun)
    1. cockroaches and mantids
  • dipterous insect (noun)
    1. anterior pair insects having usually a single pair of functional wings with the posterior pair reduced to small knobbed structures and mouth parts adapted for sucking, lapping or piercing
  • hemipterous insect (noun)
    1. insects with sucking mouthparts and forewings thickened and leathery at the base; usually show incomplete metamorphosis
  • heteropterous insect (noun)
    1. true bugs: insects whose forewings are membranous but have leathery tips
  • homopterous insect (noun)
    1. insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
  • hymenopterous insect (noun)
    1. insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
  • insect bite (noun)
    1. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  • insect powder (noun)
    1. a chemical used to kill insects
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