lamellicorn
adj. [L. lamella, small plate; cornu, horn]
Having the joints of the antenna expanded into flattened plates.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Lamellicorn — La*mel li*corn, a. [Lamella + L. cornu a horn: cf. F. lamellicorne. See {Lamella}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Having antenn[ae] terminating in a group of flat lamell[ae]; said of certain coleopterous insects. (b) Terminating in a group of flat lamell[ae];… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamellicorn — [lə mel′ikôrn΄] adj. [< ModL lamellicornis < LAMELLI + L cornu, HORN] 1. ending in flattened plates: said of the antennae of some beetles 2. having such antennae: said of various beetles n. a lamellicorn beetle, as a scarab beetle …   English World dictionary

  • lamellicorn — /leuh mel i kawrn /, Entomol. adj. 1. having antennae with lamellate terminal segments, as beetles of the group Lamellicornia, including the scarabaeids and stag beetles. 2. (of an antenna) having lamellate terminal segments. n. 3. a lamellicorn… …   Universalium

  • lamellicorn — 1. adjective a) Having antennæ terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; said of certain coleopterous insects. b) Terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; said of antennæ. 2. noun A lamellicorn insect …   Wiktionary

  • lamellicorn — la•mel•li•corn [[t]ləˈmɛl ɪˌkɔrn[/t]] adj. 1) zool. having antennae that terminate in flattened knobs, as some beetles 2) ent a lamellicorn beetle • Etymology: 1835–45; < NL lāmellicornis; see lamelli , corn …   From formal English to slang

  • lamellicorn — /ləˈmɛləkɔn/ (say luh meluhkawn) Entomology –adjective 1. having antennae with lamellate and leaf like terminal segments, as beetles of the group Lamellicornia, which includes the scarabaeids and stag beetles. 2. (of antennae) having leaf like… …   Australian English dictionary

  • lamellicorn — la·mel·li·corn …   English syllables

  • lamellicorn — n. & adj. n. any beetle of the family Lamellicornia, having lamelliform antennae, including the stag beetle, cockchafer, dung beetle, etc. adj. having lamelliform antennae. Etymology: mod.L lamellicornis f. L lamella (see LAMELLA) + cornu horn …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamellicorn beetle — noun beetle having antennae with hard platelike terminal segments • Hypernyms: ↑beetle • Hyponyms: ↑scarabaeid beetle, ↑scarabaeid, ↑scarabaean, ↑stag beetle • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamellicornes — Lamellicornia La*mel li*cor ni*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Lamellicorn}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of lamellicorn, plant eating beetles; called also {Lamellicornes}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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