Definition of mantid in English:

mantid

Syllabification: man·tid
Pronunciation: /ˈmantid
 
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noun

  • another term for mantis.
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    • Molecular characterizations and spectral tuning studies have been performed on opsin proteins found in many insect groups, including bees, moths and butterflies, mantids, fireflies, and fruit flies.
    • Cockroaches, termites, and mantids form the well-accepted monophyletic group Dictyoptera.
    • In the majority of cases, the terrestrial hosts are (at least partially) carnivorous animals such as carabid beetles, praying mantids or crickets (Ensifera).

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