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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)

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  1. insectsnoun

    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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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. Irek Hamidullin:

    Helicopters shoot us like insects.

  2. Christophe Mercier:

    It's been a challenge to overcome our own prejudices about insects, for most of the Westerners in the team, including me, it took some courage to break the psychological barrier.

  3. Anthony Shelton:

    We all live in the age of genetics, whether it be looking at your family tree or genetically engineering plants, we just know so much more about the genes in insects that we can now utilize this knowledge to control the pest populations in a much more environmentally friendly way and a much more sustainable way.

  4. Dave Goulson:

    Three quarters of our crops depend on insect pollinators. Crops will begin to fail. We won't have things like strawberries, we can't feed 7.5 billion people without insects.

  5. Tzompa Sosa:

    They are more sustainable because (insects) use less land (than cattle), they are more efficient at converting feed ... and they also use less water to produce butter.

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