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abdomen Tweet Definition of abdomen Like Definition of abdomen on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis.
  2. The cavity of the belly, which is lined by the peritoneum, and contains the stomach, bowels, and other viscera. In man, often restricted to the part between the diaphragm and the commencement of the pelvis, the remainder being called the pelvic cavity.
He was all bent over complaining of pains in the abdomen.
  1. (zoology) The posterior section of the body, behind the thorax, in insects, crustaceans, and other Arthropoda.
acarus Tweet Definition of acarus Like Definition of acarus on Facebook
noun (acari)
  1. (zoology) A genus in the family Acaridae including many species of small mites.
    • 1658: water strongly boiled; wherein the Seeds are extinguished by fire and decoction, and therefore last long and pure without such alteration, affording neither uliginous coats, gnatworms, Acari, hairworms, like crude and common water " Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 205)
aculeate Tweet Definition of aculeate Like Definition of aculeate on Facebook
adjective
  1. Having a sting; covered with prickles; sharp like a prickle.
  2. Having prickles, or sharp points; beset with prickles.
  3. Severe or stinging; incisive.
admiral Tweet Definition of admiral Like Definition of admiral on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) A prince or Saracen leader under the Sultan.
  2. A naval officer of the highest rank; the commander of a country's naval forces.
  3. A naval officer of high rank, immediately below Admiral of the Fleet; the commander of a fleet or squadron.
  4. The ship which carries the admiral, the flagship; also, the most considerable ship of a fleet.
  5. (zoological) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of Europe and America, especially a red admiral or white admiral.
aedeagus Tweet Definition of aedeagus Like Definition of aedeagus on Facebook
noun (aedeagi)
  1. A copulatory organ of some male insects.
alfalfa weevil Tweet Definition of alfalfa weevil Like Definition of alfalfa weevil on Facebook
noun
  1. a European weevil, Hypera postica, that infests alfalfa crops
American cockroach Tweet Definition of American cockroach Like Definition of American cockroach on Facebook
noun
  1. (zoology) The palmetto bug, Periplaneta americana See cockroach
annual Tweet Definition of annual Like Definition of annual on Facebook
noun
  1. something that is published once a year
adjective
  1. happening once every year.
The meeting will be held on ...
anopheles Tweet Definition of anopheles Like Definition of anopheles on Facebook
noun
  1. The members of the Anopheles genus of mosquito which can carry the parasite which causes malaria.
Ant Tweet Definition of Ant Like Definition of Ant on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male); diminutive of Anthony
aphid Tweet Definition of aphid Like Definition of aphid on Facebook
noun
  1. Sapsucking pest insect of the superfamily Aphidoidea; an aphidian.
aphis Tweet Definition of aphis Like Definition of aphis on Facebook
noun (aphides)
  1. An aphid.
apian Tweet Definition of apian Like Definition of apian on Facebook
adjective
  1. Related to bees.
apiology Tweet Definition of apiology Like Definition of apiology on Facebook
noun
  1. The scientific study of bees and honey-making
army ant Tweet Definition of army ant Like Definition of army ant on Facebook
noun
  1. a tropical nomadic ant, of the subfamily Dorylinae, that preys on other insects

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