lamellicorns

lamellicorn

[luh-mel-i-kawrn] Entomology.
adjective
1.
having antennae with lamellate terminal segments, as beetles of the group Lamellicornia, including the scarabaeids and stag beetles.
2.
(of an antenna) having lamellate terminal segments.
noun
3.
a lamellicorn beetle.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin lāmellicornis, equivalent to lāmelli- lamelli- + Latin -cornis horned (corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix)

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lamellicorn (ləˈmɛlɪˌkɔːn)
 
n
1.  any beetle of the superfamily Lamellicornia, having flattened terminal plates to the antennae: includes the scarabs and stag beetles
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Lamellicornia
3.  designating antennae with platelike terminal segments
 
[C19: from New Latin Lamellicornia plate-horned (animals)]

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