coleoptera definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An order of bugs obtaining the anterior set of wings (elytra) difficult and horny, and serving as covers for posterior set, which are membranous, and folded transversely under the other individuals when not used. The lips components form two sets of jaws (mandibles and maxillæ) adapted for chewing. Most of the Coleoptera tend to be called beetles and weevils.
    • An order of insects obtaining the anterior set of wings (elytra) tough and horny, and serving as coverings the posterior set, which are membranous, and folded transversely under the others if not being used. The lips components form two sets of jaws (mandibles and maxillæ) adjusted for chewing. Most of the Coleoptera tend to be referred to as beetles and weevils.
  • others:
    • An order of Hexapoda, or of the class Insecta right, getting the posterior pair of membranous wings sheathed by the hardened anterior pair labeled as elytra, which whenever folded together usually form a nearly total covering of this human anatomy; the sheath-winged bugs or beetles.
    • An order of Hexapoda, or for the class Insecta right, having the posterior pair of membranous wings sheathed by the hardened anterior set labeled as elytra, which whenever collapsed together often form a nearly complete covering associated with body; the sheath-winged pests or beetles.
  • noun:
    • Plural of coleopteron.
    • beetles
    • Plural of coleopteron.
    • beetles

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