Serricorn
Serricorn Ser"ri*corn, a. [L. serra saw + cornu horn.] (Zo["o]l.) Having serrated antenn?. [1913 Webster]

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  • Serricorn — Ser ri*corn, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of a numerous tribe of beetles ({Serricornia}). The joints of the antenn[ae] are prominent, thus producing a serrate appearance. See Illust. under {Antenna}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serricorn — ser·ri·corn …   English syllables

  • serricorn — I. ˈserəˌkȯrn adjective Etymology: New Latin Serricornia : of or relating to the Serricornia II. noun ( s) : a beetle of the division Serricornia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serricornia — Serricorn Ser ri*corn, n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of a numerous tribe of beetles ({Serricornia}). The joints of the antenn[ae] are prominent, thus producing a serrate appearance. See Illust. under {Antenna}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ptinidae — ˈtinəˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Ptinus, type genus + idae : an extensive family of serricorn beetles of small size and usually brown color that live mostly on dead animal and vegetable matter …   Useful english dictionary

  • ptinid — I. ˈtīnə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Ptinidae : of or relating to the Ptinidae II. noun ( s) : a serricorn beetle of the family Ptinidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • ser|ri|corn — «SEHR uh krn», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. having serrate antennae. 2. belonging to a group of beetles whose antennae are usually serrate, such as the firefly. –n. a serricorn beetle. ╂[< New Latin serricornis < Latin serra saw + cornū horn] …   Useful english dictionary

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