haustellata definition

  • noun-plural:
    • An artificial division of bugs, including dozens of with a sucking proboscis.
  • others:
    • Haustellate or suctorial pests; a subclass or superorder of Insecta, containing those which suck in the place of bite, having a haustellum of some type instead of manducatory mandibles or biting-jaws: in opposition to Mandibulata.
    • A suborder of Anoplura, including haustellate or true lice.
    • A division of Diptera.
    • A subclass of Crustacea, including haustellate, suctorial, or siphonostomous forms, as fish-lice. Also called Suctoria and Epizoa.
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