coleopteran Entomology

coleopteran Entomology [ˌkɒlɪ'ɒpt(ə)r(ə)n]
noun an insect of the order Coleoptera, which comprises the beetles and is the largest order of animals on the earth.
adjective relating to coleopterans.
Derivatives
coleopterist noun
coleopterous adjective
Origin
from mod. L. Coleoptera, from Gk koleopteros, from koleos 'sheath' + pteron 'wing'.

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