noun Etymology: New Latin Phasmida, group name, from Phasma, type genus, from Greek, apparition, from phainein to show — more at fancy Date: 1872 any of an order (Phasmatodea syn. Phasmida) of large cylindrical or sometimes flattened chiefly tropical insects (as a walking stick) that have long legs, strictly phytophagous habits, and incomplete metamorphosis and that include forms resembling leaves or twigs • phasmid adjective

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  • Phasmid — Phas mid, n. [See {Phasm}. Probably so called from its mimicking, or appearing like, inanimate objects.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any orthopterous insect of the family {Phasmid[ae]}, as a leaf insect or a stick insect. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phasmid — [faz′mid΄, fas′mid] n. [< ModL Phasmida < Gr phasma, an apparition (akin to phainein, to show: see FANTASY) + ida < neut. pl. of L ides: see ID] any of various sticklike or leaflike insects (order Phasmatoptera), including the walking… …   English World dictionary

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  • phasmid — noun large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects • Syn: ↑phasmid insect • Hypernyms: ↑insect • Hyponyms: ↑walking stick, ↑walkingstick, ↑stick insect …   Useful english dictionary

  • phasmid — n. [Gr. phasma, apparition; edios, like] (NEMATA) One of a pair of lateral caudal pores (sensilla) connecting with a glandular pouch that alledgedly functions as a chemoreceptor; see scutellum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phasmid — Hybrid phage/plasmid formed by integration of plasmid containing the att site, and lambda phage, mediated by phage integrase site specific recombination …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • phasmid — /faz mid/, n. 1. any insect of the order Phasmida, comprising the walking sticks and leaf insects. adj. 2. of or pertaining to the phasmids. [1870 75; < NL Phasmida the order name, equiv. to Phasm(a) the type genus ( < Gk phásma apparition, so… …   Universalium

  • phasmid — noun a) Any insect of the order Phasmida; the leaf insects and walking sticks b) Either of the two caudal chemoreceptors in some nematodes …   Wiktionary

  • phasmid — 1. One of a pair of caudal chemoreceptors seen in nematodes of the class Secernentasida (Phasmidia). 2. Common name for a member of the class Phasmidia, now Secernentasida. * * * phas·mid fas mid n …   Medical dictionary

  • phasmid — phas·mid …   English syllables

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