Definition of coleopteran in English:

coleopteran

Line breaks: cole|op¦ter¦an
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlɪˈɒpt(ə)rən
 
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Entomology

noun

  • An insect of the order Coleoptera; a beetle.
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    • Zygopterans and tabanids were absent, and coleopterans, neuropterans, trichopterans, hemipterans (true bugs), and anisopterans were rare.
    • Trenching and vein-cutting behaviors have been reported for lepidopterans, orthopterans and coleopterans, and there is a correlation between resin canal organization and method of deactivation by insects.
    • More than half of the arthropods were spiders, followed by coleopterans, orthopterans, and homopterans.

adjective

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  • Relating to or denoting coleopterans.
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    • This falls within the expected range for a coleopteran genome.
    • For more information on the phylogeny and diversity of the Coleoptera, try the coleopteran pages on the Tree of Life exhibit at the University of Arizona.
    • The project will be multi-disciplinary in its approach, integrating pollen diagrams, plant remains, coleopteran analysis and ethnographical information.

Derivatives

coleopterous

adjective
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  • Rich in deadwood, these gaps allow the development of new species of coleopterous insects.
  • A review of the literature revealed that viruses have been found in coleopterous insects.
  • Trogini based on Trogus is a junior homonym of Trogidae MacLeay, 1819, based on the coleopterous genus Trox Fabricius.

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