longicorn

longicorn

[lon-ji-kawrn] Entomology.
adjective
1.
having long antennae.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Cerambycidae, comprising the long-horned beetles.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin longicornis long-horned, equivalent to longi- longi- + corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix

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longicorn (ˈlɒndʒɪˌkɔːn)
 
n
1.  longicorn beetle, Also called: long-horned beetle any beetle of the family Cerambycidae, having a long narrow body, long legs, and long antennae
 
adj
2.  zoology having or designating long antennae
 
[C19: from New Latin longicornis long-horned]

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longicorn

any of about 25,000 species of beetles (insect order Coleoptera) whose common name is derived from the extremely long antennae of most species. These beetles occur throughout the world but are most numerous in the tropics. They range in size from 2 to 152 mm (less than 18 to about 6 inches). However, these lengths may double or triple when the antennae are included.

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