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U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Insects

    Insects are a class, Insecta, of Arthropoda whose members are characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth, several hundred thousand different kinds having been described. They have lived on earth for about 350 million years, as compared with less than 2 million for man. While insects are often commercially valuable and useful as scavengers, many species are harmful, causing enormous losses in agriculture and storage. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and Siphonaptera; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in man and animal. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1)

Editors Contribution

  1. insects

    Plural noun of the word insect.

    Insects are a vital part of the ecology on planet Earth so they are respected.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 22, 2016  

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How to say insects in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insects in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insects in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of insects in a Sentence

  1. Robert Heinlein, The voice of Lazarus Long:

    Specialization is for insects.

  2. Irek Hamidullin:

    Helicopters shoot us like insects.

  3. Michael Dourson:

    Chlorypyrifos disrupts this enzyme in insects and in animals and in people.

  4. Nick Morgan:

    He's basically saying, 'I don't need to worry about the rest of you insects,'.

  5. Christophe Mercier:

    This is the first time that insects have been granted access to the Cordon Bleu.

Images & Illustrations of insects

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