adj. [Gr. koleos, sheath; pteron, wing]
Pertaining to the Coleoptera; beetlelike.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • coleopteroid — I. |kōlē|äptəˌrȯid, |käl adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary coleopter (from New Latin Coleoptera) + oid : like the Coleoptera : like a beetle II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • coleopterous —   a. pertaining to beetles and weevils; having hard anterior wings.    ♦ coleopteran, n. such insect.    ♦ coleopteroid, a. beetle like.    ♦ coleopterology, n. study of such insects …   Dictionary of difficult words

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