Ennation
Ennation En*na"tion, n. [Gr. 'enne`a nine.] (Zo["o]l.) The ninth segment in insects. [1913 Webster]

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  • ennation — [ennation, enneation ‘the ninth segment in insects’, for which mod. Dicts. cite ‘Maunder’, is a blunder for ennaton (a. ἔννατον late spelling of Gr. ἔνατον ninth) which appears in Maunder s Treas. Nat. Hist. 1848–54, but not in later editions. We …   Useful english dictionary

  • enneation — [ennation, enneation ‘the ninth segment in insects’, for which mod. Dicts. cite ‘Maunder’, is a blunder for ennaton (a. ἔννατον late spelling of Gr. ἔνατον ninth) which appears in Maunder s Treas. Nat. Hist. 1848–54, but not in later editions. We …   Useful english dictionary

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