Strepsipteran
Strepsipter Strep*sip"ter, Strepsipteran Strep*sip"ter*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Strepsiptera. [1913 Webster]

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  • strepsipteran — /strep sip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. strepsipterous. n. 2. strepsipteron. [1835 45; < NL Strepsipter(a) (see STREPSIPTEROUS) + AN] * * * ▪ insect       any of about 600 species of small insects that are notable for their bizarre form of parasitism.… …   Universalium

  • strepsipteran — strep·sip·ter·an …   English syllables

  • strepsipteran — I. adjective see strepsipteral II. noun see strepsipteron * * * /strep sip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. strepsipterous. n. 2. strepsipteron. [1835 45; < NL Strepsipter(a) (see …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strepsiptera — Taxobox name = Strepsiptera fossil range=Middle Cretaceous Recent image caption = male regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Strepsiptera ordo authority = Kirby, 1813 subdivision ranks = Families subdivision =… …   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

  • Strepsipter — Strep*sip ter, Strepsipteran Strep*sip ter*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Strepsiptera. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Parasitoid — SEM image of endoparasitoid ciliates of the genus Collinia, which can cause mass mortality in affected krill populations A parasitoid is an organism that spends a significant portion of its life history attached to or within a single host… …   Wikipedia

  • Planidium — A planidium is a specialized type of first instar insect larva, seen in groups that are parasitoids; they are generally flattened, highly sclerotized, have legs, are quite mobile, and sometimes have eyes. They occur in the orders Hymenoptera,… …   Wikipedia

  • Strepsiptera — Strepsiptères …   Wikipédia en Français

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