order Coleoptera

order Coleoptera
noun
beetles
Syn: ↑Coleoptera
Hypernyms: ↑animal order
Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑Hexapoda, ↑class Hexapoda
Member Meronyms:

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  • List of subgroups of the order Coleoptera — This article classifies the subgroups of the order Coleoptera (beetles) down to the level of families, following the system in Volume 2 of American Beetles (2002) for all North American families (there were changes in the system between Vols. 1… …   Wikipedia

  • Coleoptera — noun beetles • Syn: ↑order Coleoptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Insecta, ↑class Insecta, ↑Hexapoda, ↑class Hexapoda …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coleoptera — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coleoptera — 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • Coleoptera — /koh lee op teuhr euh, kol ee /, n. the order comprising the beetles. [1755 65; < NL < Gk koleóptera, neut. pl. of KOLEÓPTEROS sheath winged, equiv. to koleo (comb. form repr. koleón sheath, scabbard; see O ) + pteros PTEROUS; term used by… …   Universalium

  • coleoptera — co·le·op·ter·a || ‚kÉ’lɪ É’ptÉ™rÉ™ n. one of the principal order of insects, beetles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • animal order — noun the order of animals • Hypernyms: ↑order • Hyponyms: ↑Eubacteriales, ↑order Eubacteriales, ↑Pseudomonadales, ↑order Pseudomonadales, ↑Rickettsiales, ↑order …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • coleopteran — /koh lee op teuhr euhn, kol ee /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera. n. 2. a beetle. [1840 50; COLEOPTER(A) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   any member of the insect order Coleoptera, consisting of the beetles and weevils …   Universalium

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