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periodical US English

A magazine or newspaper published at regular intervals

periodical US Thesaurus

he wrote for two periodicals

periodical cicada US English

An American cicada whose nymphs emerge from the soil in large numbers periodically. The mature nymphs of the northern species (seventeen-year locust) emerge every seventeen years; those of the southern species emerge every thirteen years. A cicada brood can be so abundant that the shrill sound emitted by the males can damage the human ear