noun (pl1=femurs, pl2=femora)
- (context, anatomy) A thighbone.
- A segment of an insect's leg.
- an opening in a body, sometimes with a membrane
- Any of several red or yellow North American ants, of the genus Solenopsis, that can inflict a harsh sting
- A nocturnal, bioluminescent beetle of the family Lampyridae.
- (Canadian English) A mayfly.
noun (pl=flagella or flagellums)
- (biology) In protists, a long, whiplike membrane-enclosed organelle used for locomotion or feeding.
- (biology) In bacteria, a long, whiplike proteinaceous appendage, used for locomotion.
- A whip
noun (plural: fleas)
- A small, wingless, parasitic insect of the order Siphonaptera, renowned for its bloodsucking habits and jumping abilities.
verb (flies, flying, flew, flown, )
- (context, Zoology) Any insect of the order Diptera; characterized by having two wings, also called true fly, true flies.
- (context, non-technical) Especially, any of the insects of the family Muscidae, such as the common housefly (other families of Diptera include mosquitoes and midges).
- Any similar, but unrelated insect such as dragonfly or butterfly.
- A piece of canvas that covers the opening at the front of a tent.
- A strip of material hiding the zipper, buttons etc. at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, or underpants.
- The free edge of a flag.
- The horizontal length of a flag.
- (context, fishing) A lightweight fishing lure resemble, resembling an insect.
- (baseball) A fly ball.
- (weightlifting) A chest exercise performed by moving extended arms from the sides to in front of the chest. (also flye)
Birds of passage to warmer regions as it gets colder in winter.
- (intransitive) To travel through the air.
The Concorde flew from Paris to New York faster than any other passenger airplane.
It takes about eleven hours to from Frankfurt to Hongkong.
The little fairy flew home on the back of her friend, the giant eagle.
Fly, my lord! The enemy are upon us!
- (intransitive) To flee, to escape.
Charles Lindbergh flew his airplane The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic ocean.
- (transitive) (ergative) To cause to move through the air, to transport by air.
Why don"t you go outside and kites, kids? The wind is just perfect.
Birds their prey to their nest to feed it to their young.
Each day the post flies thousands of letters around the globe.
Let's see if that idea flies.adjective (fli, er)
- (intransitive) (colloquial) Of a proposal: to be accepted.
- (slang) quick-witted, Quick-witted, mentally sharp, smart (in a mental sense).
- (slang) Well dressed, smart in appearance.
- An English topographical surname for someone who lived, or worked in a forest
- Pertaining to, or derived from, ants; as, formic acid.
- The droppings or excrement of insects.
noun (plural:frenula or frenulums)
- (anatomy) A small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far.
- Any of various small insects of the family Cercopidae that feed on plant sap and whose larvae produce cuckoo spit.
- any insect of the Tephritidae family, whose larvae damage plant tissue.
- any insect of the Drosophilidae family, whose larvae feed on ripening fruit, especially the species Drosophila melanogaster that is used in genetic research.
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