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coleopterous

[koh-lee-op-ter-uh s, kol-ee-] /ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər əs, ˌkɒl i-/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera, comprising the beetles.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; see Coleoptera, -ous
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coleopteran

/ˌkɒlɪˈɒptərən/
noun
1.
any of the insects of the cosmopolitan order Coleoptera, in which the forewings are modified to form shell-like protective elytra. The order includes the beetles and weevils
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Coleoptera
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin Coleoptera, from Greek koleoptera, from koleopteros sheath-winged, from koleon sheath + pteron wing
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