Dermapteran
Dermaptera Der*map"te*ra, Dermapteran Der*map"ter*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) See {Dermoptera}, {Dermopteran}.

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  • dermapteran — [dər map′tər ən] n. [< ModL Dermaptera (see DERMA1 & PTERO ) + AN] EARWIG …   English World dictionary

  • dermapteran — /deuhr map teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. Also, dermapterous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Dermaptera, comprising the earwigs. n. 2. any of numerous brown to black, small to medium sized nocturnal insects of the order Dermaptera, widely… …   Universalium

  • dermapteran — noun Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera; earwig. See Also: dermapterous …   Wiktionary

  • dermapteran — der·map·ter·an …   English syllables

  • dermapteran — adjective or noun see dermaptera * * * /deuhr map teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. Also, dermapterous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Dermaptera, comprising the earwigs. n. 2. any of numerous brown to black, small to medium sized nocturnal… …   Useful english dictionary

  • семейство Dermaptera — — [http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/alphabetic?langcode=en] EN dermapteran [http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/alphabetic?langcode=en] Тематики охрана окружающей среды EN dermapteran DE Dermaptera FR dermaptčre …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • Dermaptera — Der*map te*ra, Dermapteran Der*map ter*an, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Dermoptera}, {Dermopteran} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earwig — ear·wig (îr’wĭg′) n. ▸ Any of various elongate insects of the order Dermaptera, having a pair of usually pincerlike appendages protruding from the rear of the abdomen. Also called dermapteran. tr.v. ear·wigged, ear·wig·ging, ear·wigs ▸ To attempt …   Word Histories

  • ear|wig — «IHR WIHG», noun, verb, wigged, wig|ging. –n. 1. a slender insect somewhat like a beetle, found throughout the world. They have short, leathery forewings and forcepslike appendages at the end of the abdomen. Earwigs were once thought to crawl… …   Useful english dictionary

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