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insectan

Line breaks: in|sect¦an
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsɛktən
 
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Definition of insectan in English:

adjective

Zoology
Relating to insects: the insectan orders
More example sentences
  • The positive allometry of flight speeds ensures that translational speeds of volant vertebrate predators substantially exceed those of their insectan prey.
  • The insectan nervous system evolved from the segmented system of annelid worms, such as the earthworm.
  • Because the insectan sandgropers spend virtually their whole lives underground, they have been difficult subjects for study and little was known about their biology until recently.

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