cantharides definition

  • noun:
    • Plural of cantharis.
    • Cantharides, a genus of coleopterous insects, previously also taken fully to include aphids.
    • Spanish fly, dried Cantharis vesicatoria beetles, popularly held having aphrodisiac properties.
    • Plural of cantharis.
    • Cantharides, a genus of coleopterous pests, previously also taken fully to feature aphids.
    • Spanish fly, dried Cantharis vesicatoria beetles, popularly held having aphrodisiac properties.
  • noun-plural:
    • See cantharis.
    • See cantharis.
  • others:
    • In zoology, a small grouping of beetles containing the genus Cantharis and many closely related genera.
    • [lowercase] A medicinal preparation of Spanish flies, used for blistering as well as other functions.
    • In zoology, several beetles containing the genus Cantharis and numerous closely related genera.
    • [lowercase] A medicinal planning of Spanish flies, employed for blistering alongside functions.

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