\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|äptərəs\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin Coleoptera + English -ous
1. : of or relating to the beetles
2. of an insect : sheath-winged

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  • Coleopterous — Coleopteral Co le*op ter*al, Coleopterous Co le*op ter*ousa. [Gr. ?.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having wings covered with a case or sheath; belonging to the Coleoptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coleopterous — adjective see coleoptera …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coleopterous — /koh lee op teuhr euhs, kol ee /, adj. belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera, comprising the beetles. [1785 95; see COLEOPTERA, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • coleopterous — adjective of or pertaining to beetles of the order Coleoptera …   Wiktionary

  • coleopterous — adj. having wings covered with a case or sheath; belonging to the Coleoptera …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coleopterous — co·le·op·te·rous …   English syllables

  • coleopterous — /ˌkɒliˈɒptərəs/ (say .kolee optuhruhs) adjective belonging or relating to the Coleoptera, the largest order of insects, the beetles. {Greek koleopteros sheath winged} …  

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  • George Robert Crotch — (1842–1874) was a British entomologist. Born in Cambridge, England 1842 Crotch became interested in insects, especially Coleoptera, while an undergraduate at Cambridge University. He worked at the University Library, Cambridge. He collected… …   Wikipedia

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