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- a taxonomic order, within superorder Endopterygota - the beetles
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
||Co`le*op"te*ra (?), n. pl. [NL.,
fr. Gr. &?; sheath-winged; &?; sheath + &?; wing.]
(Zoöl.) An order of insects having the anterior
pair of wings (elytra) hard and horny, and serving as coverings
for the posterior pair, which are membranous, and folded
transversely under the others when not in use. The mouth parts
form two pairs of jaws (mandibles and maxillæ) adapted for
chewing. Most of the Coleoptera are known as beetles and
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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The correct spelling of this word ought to be: Coleoptera
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