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Odonata

Syllabification: O·do·na·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌōdnˈätə, ōˈdänə-
 
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Entomology

Definition of Odonata in English:

1An order of predatory insects that comprises the dragonflies and damselflies. They have long slender bodies, two pairs of membranous wings, large compound eyes, and aquatic larvae.
Example sentences
  • In contrast to YOY perch, predator-sensitive prey in the diet were dominated by Trichoptera, Odonata, and Coleoptera larvae.
  • Associated fossils include other disarticulated insect remains such as Diptera (true flies) and Odonata (dragonflies).
  • The Odonata appeared for the first time in the Permian.
1.1 (as plural noun odonata) Insects of the order Odonata; dragonflies and damselflies.
Example sentences
  • Hence, dominance is synonymous for resource holding potential, a term more commonly used in previous studies on odonata.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), formed irregularly from Greek odōn (variant of odous) 'tooth', with reference to the insect's mandibles.

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