autohemorrhage


autohemorrhage
n. [Gr. autos, self; haimorrhagia, a bleeding]
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Voluntary exudation or ejection of nauseous or poisonous blood through a rupture of the skin as a deterrent against predators.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • autohemorrhage — au·to·hemorrhage …   English syllables

  • autohemorrhage — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at auto I+ noun ( s) Etymology: aut + hemorrhage : the voluntary exudation or ejection by certain insects of blood which is nauseous or poisonous and hence protective against enemies …   Useful english dictionary


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