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  • rooflike — adjective Resembling a roof or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • rooflike — roofˈlike adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑roof …   Useful english dictionary

  • roof — rooflike, adj. /roohf, roof/, n., pl. roofs, v. n. 1. the external upper covering of a house or other building. 2. a frame for supporting this: an open timbered roof. 3. the highest part or summit: The Himalayas are the roof of the world. 4.… …   Universalium

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • caddisfly — /kad is fluy /, n., pl. caddisflies. any of numerous aquatic insects constituting the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of membranous, often hairy wings and superficially resembling moths. Also, caddicefly. Cf. caddisworm. [1780 90; see… …   Universalium

  • homopteran — /heuh mop teuhr euhn, hoh /, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835 45; see HOMOPTEROUS, AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction   any of more than 32,000 species of sucking insects, the members of which exhibit considerable… …   Universalium

  • neuropteran — /noo rop teuhr euhn, nyoo /, adj. 1. neuropterous. n. 2. Also, neuropteron. a neuropterous insect. [1835 45; < NL Neuropter(a), neut. pl. of neuropterus (see NEUROPTEROUS) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction       any of a group of insects commonly …   Universalium

  • marquee — /mahr kee /, n. 1. a tall rooflike projection above a theater entrance, usually containing the name of a currently featured play or film and its stars. 2. a rooflike shelter, as of glass, projecting above an outer door and over a sidewalk or a… …   Universalium

  • tiger moth — any of numerous moths of the family Arctiidae, many of which have conspicuously striped or spotted wings. [1810 20] * * * Any of more than 3,500 species (family Arctiidae) of moths, many with furry or hairy larvae called woolly bears. Most adults …   Universalium

  • tectum — Any rooflike covering or structure. [L. roof, roofed structure, fr. tego, pp. tectus, to cover] t. mesencephali [TA] SYN: lamina of mesencephalic t.. t. of midbrain SYN: lamina of mesencephalic t.. * * * tec·tum tek təm n …   Medical dictionary

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