phasmid

phasmid

[faz-mid]
noun
1.
any insect of the order Phasmida, comprising the walking sticks and leaf insects.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the phasmids.

Origin:
1870–75; < 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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phasmid (ˈfæzmɪd)
 
n
1.  any plant-eating insect of the mainly tropical order Phasmida: includes the leaf insects and stick insects
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the order Phasmida
 
[C19: from New Latin Phasmida, from Greek phasma spectre]

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

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