insects
n.; n. pl. [L. insectum, cut into]
A class of Arthropoda generally having a tracheate respiratory system, a single pair of antennae, and the body somites grouped into three functional tagmata: the head, thorax (bearing three pairs of legs) and abdomen.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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