Dermopteran
Dermopteran Der*mop"ter*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) An insect which has the anterior pair of wings coriaceous, and does not use them in flight, as the earwig. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • dermopteran — [dər mäp′tər′ən] n. [< ModL Dermoptera < dermo , DERMO + ptera (see PTERO ) + AN] FLYING LEMUR …   English World dictionary

  • dermopteran — /deuhr mop teuhr euhn, treuhn/, n. 1. any member of the order Dermoptera, comprising the flying lemurs. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the dermopterans. [ < NL Dermopter(a) ( < Gk, neut. pl. of DERMÓPTEROS having wings of skin (term used by… …   Universalium

  • dermopteran — der·mop·ter·an …   English syllables

  • dermopteran — adjective or noun see dermoptera * * * /deuhr mop teuhr euhn, treuhn/, n. 1. any member of the order Dermoptera, comprising the flying lemurs. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the dermopterans. [ < NL Dermopter(a) ( < Gk, neut. pl. of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dermotherium — Temporal range: Late Eocene – Late Oligocene Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class …   Wikipedia

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

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

  • 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

  • animal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Any living thing not a plant Nouns 1. animal, beast, brute, creature, living thing, creeping thing, dumb animal; fauna, animal kingdom; buck, bull, bullock; doe; domestic animal, draft animal; wild… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

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