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phasmid

[faz-mid] /ˈfæz mɪd/
noun
1.
any insect of the order Phasmida, comprising the walking sticks and leaf insects.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the phasmids.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Neo-Latin Phasmida the order name, equivalent to Phasm(a) the type genus (< Greek phásma apparition, so named from their extremely close resemblance to surrounding plants) + -ida -id2
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British Dictionary definitions for phasmid

phasmid

/ˈfæzmɪd/
noun
1.
any plant-eating insect of the mainly tropical order Phasmida: includes the leaf insects and stick insects
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Phasmida
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Phasmida, from Greek phasma spectre
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phasmid in Medicine

phasmid phas·mid (fāz'mĭd)
n.
Either of a pair of caudal chemoreceptors occurring in nematodes of the class, Secernentea.

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